11 November 2008 Fiber fuse in high-power optical fiber
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Proceedings Volume 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V; 71342E (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.803114
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2008, Hangzhou, China
This paper describes the observation of a fiber fuse observed in the core of a high-power high-NA, all-glass, double-clad fiber. Fiber fuse is a phenomenon that results in a specific type of catastrophic destruction of an optical fiber-core from the point of initiation toward the light source. It is so named because its appearance is very similar to a burning fuse. In this paper, we examine the origin or the initiation source for the fiber fuse observed in the double-clad fiber. Furthermore, we propose a two-step thermal mechanism for the fiber-fuse generation in optical fiber.
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Ji Wang, Ji Wang, Stuart Gray, Stuart Gray, Donnell Walton, Donnell Walton, Luis Zenteno, Luis Zenteno, "Fiber fuse in high-power optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 71342E (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803114; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.803114

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