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Theoretical study of ionization radiation effects on optical fiber parameters
Author(s): Jay C. Poret; Joseph J. Suter
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Paper Abstract

The effect of ionizing radiation on various fiber parameters has been examined. It was demonstrated that when the real refractive index increases, the V number increases as does the numerical aperture. The percentage of power propagating in the cladding decreases with increasing real refractive index. Small changes in the refractive index will induce additional modes to form. The effect of radiation on fiber dispersion was reasoned to be negligible for short lengths of fibers (< 2 km).

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2215, Photonics for Space Environments II, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177642
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Jay C. Poret, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Joseph J. Suter, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2215:
Photonics for Space Environments II
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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