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Fibers 2014, 2(1), 92-107; doi:10.3390/fib2010092

Reliable Lifetime Prediction for Passivated Fiber Bragg Gratings for Telecommunication Applications

Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay, UMR CNRS-PSUD 8182, Université de Paris Sud 11, Bâtiment 410, Orsay 91405, France
3SP Group, ITF Labs, 400 boulevard Montpellier, H4N 2G7 Montreal, Canada
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Received: 18 September 2013 / Revised: 19 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 January 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances on Optical Fibers)
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This paper is dedicated to the lifetime prediction of Type I Fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) and to problems that happen when stabilization (also called passivation) conditions or the industrial conditioning procedure depart from ageing ones (e.g., presence of hydrogen during the passivation process). For the first time, a reliable procedure to certify the predicted lifetime based on a “restricted” master curve built on real components (i.e., passivated FBG) is presented. It is worth noting that both procedures (master curve built on non-passivated or on passivated components) are based on the same model (demarcation energy approximation and the existence of a master curve) fed with ageing data (reflectivity decay vs. time and temperature). If the Master Curve (MC) build on passivated components can be derived from the original one, we can certify the lifetime prediction in a reliable manner. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical fibers; Bragg gratings; lifetime prediction; UV photosensitivity optical fibers; Bragg gratings; lifetime prediction; UV photosensitivity

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Lancry, M.; Poumellec, B.; Costes, S.; Magné, J. Reliable Lifetime Prediction for Passivated Fiber Bragg Gratings for Telecommunication Applications. Fibers 2014, 2, 92-107.

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