23 February 2011 Performance of randomly distributed holes optical fibers under low dose gamma-ray irradiation
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Proceedings Volume 7934, Optical Components and Materials VIII; 79341M (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878589
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
This article presents the effect of low-dose gamma-ray irradiation on a newly developed randomly distributed holes optical fiber (RDHF). The single-mode fiber has a cladding diameter of 125 μm and 0.21 dB/km attenuation in the 1550 nm wavelength. The effect of gamma irradiation on the presented fibers was studied by comparing their transmission performance at 1550 nm wavelength with standard single-mode telecommunication fiber (SMF). RDHF along with SMF were irradiated with 0.662 MeV gamma-rays at absorbed dose rate of 4 mGy(Si)/hr and total dose of 1.5 Gy(Si). Results revealed that the performance of optical fiber under irradiation is not only dependent on the bulk material but also on the physical structure of the fiber.
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Bassam Alfeeli, Bassam Alfeeli, Shree Narayanan, Shree Narayanan, Doug Smiley, Doug Smiley, Donald Conner, Donald Conner, Gary Pickrell, Gary Pickrell, "Performance of randomly distributed holes optical fibers under low dose gamma-ray irradiation", Proc. SPIE 7934, Optical Components and Materials VIII, 79341M (23 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878589; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878589

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