Patent Number: 6,298,183

Title: Optical fiber grating and manufacturing method therefor

Abstract: An optical fiber grating is manufactured by heating intermittently an optical fiber, provided with a core having residual stress in the longitudinal direction, softening a peripheral cladding of the core, and forming spatial periodical changes for the relative refractive index-difference between the core and the cladding, in the longitudinal direction of the aforementioned optical fiber by having the index of refraction of the core change, through the releasing of the aforementioned residual stress. As a result, an optical fiber grating and the manufacturing method thereof, which do not require expensive equipment and which exhibit high productivity, and furthermore a grating characteristic which is stable over time can be provided.

Inventors: Yamauchi; Ryozo (Sakura, JP), Wada; Akira (Sakura, JP), Sakai; Tetsuya (Sakura, JP), Tanaka; Nobuyuki (Sakura, JP), Shima; Kensuke (Sakura, JP), Nishide; Kenji (Sakura, JP), Yamasaki; Shigefumi (Sakura, JP)

Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 5/26 (20060101); G02B 5/18 (20060101); G02B 6/13 (20060101); G02B 6/10 (20060101); G02B 6/44 (20060101); G02B 6/34 (20060101); G02B 6/136 (20060101); H04B 10/00 (20060101); G02B 006/34 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018