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Transient radiation effects in polarization-maintaining fibers
Author(s): Larry D. Looney; Peter B. Lyons
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Paper Abstract

Polarization-maintaining fibers were irradiated with 1.5 ns electron pulses. Linearly polarized light was injected into the fiber, aligned either parallel or perpendicular to the fiber core's stress axis. Linearly polarized light was detected with a high speed optical system, with polarization axis either parallel or perpendicular to the stress axis. Light throughput and attenuation were documented in these four geometries. No differences were observed in radiation-induced attenuation between the two injection conditions when the output observations were aligned with input orientation. No evidence in this time regime was seen for radiation-induced mode crossover, i.e., no signal (to < 1% of the power transmitted along the injection axis) was observed in the cross polarization state at the output as a consequence of the irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1791, Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141175
Show Author Affiliations
Larry D. Looney, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Peter B. Lyons, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1791:
Optical Materials Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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