13 February 2016 Photochromic glass optical fiber
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This paper describes the fabrication and analysis of novel twin cored fiber which contains a transparent and silver halide doped photochromic core in same cladding. The Photochromic core fibers were fabricated in twin cored structure by rode and tube method. The diameter of photochromic core and transparent core is around 15 m. The distance between two cores is 1.5m. The transparent core was used to guide the probe beam and photochromic core was excited by UV source. The interaction of the probe beam with the excited photochromic core showed the photochromic behavior of the fiber.
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Bilal A. Alvi, Bilal A. Alvi, Amber Israr, Amber Israr, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Rehan, Muhammad Rehan, "Photochromic glass optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 9774, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems V, 97740R (13 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213656; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213656
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