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12 December 1985 Overview Of Radiation Effects In Fiber Optics
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Proceedings Volume 0541, Radiation Effects on Optical Materials; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975360
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
Abstract
The optical properties of fiber waveguides can be degraded by exposure to nuclear radiation, primarily through the generation of color centers in the fiber core. This paper will review recent studies of the radiation-induced absorption in state-of-the-art fiber optics. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of more radiation resistant pure and doped silica core waveguides and on the understanding of the damage processes in these materials. The results of studies of radiation damage in high birefringent, polarization-maintaining fibers and in heavy metal fluoride glasses and fibers will also be reviewed.
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E. J. Friebele, K. J. Long, C. G . Askina, M. E . Gingerich, M. J. Marrone, and D. L. Griacom "Overview Of Radiation Effects In Fiber Optics", Proc. SPIE 0541, Radiation Effects on Optical Materials, (12 December 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975360
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