13 November 1980 Fiber Optic Applications In Plasma Diagnostics
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Proceedings Volume 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957775
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics '79, 1979, Los Alamos, United States
Abstract
The advantages and applications of optical fiber data transmission in radiation diagnostics are considered. The individual components of such a system are each discussed. Only passive systems utilizing a direct radiation-to-light conversion are studied. The development of new scintillators with long wavelength emission characteristics was critical to such application and scintillators with a FWHM of 1.4 ns and significant output at 600 nm have been achieved. Cerenkov converters also are used in high bandwidth systems. System examples using scintillators are given, which show a 12 exceeding 100 MHz over f distances of almost 200 m (with a dynamic range of 4 x 104) or 500 m (with a dynamic range exceeding 100). With a Cerenkov converter, system examples show a bandwidth approaching 1 GHz over 1 km fiber lengths. Experimental data that illustrates both systems will be shown.
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P. B. Lyons, P. B. Lyons, L. D. Looney, L. D. Looney, S. Lutz, S. Lutz, M. A. Nelson, M. A. Nelson, } "Fiber Optic Applications In Plasma Diagnostics", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957775; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957775
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