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Experimental demonstration of the switching dose-rate method on doped optical fibers
Author(s): J. Thomas; M. Myara; L. Troussellier; E. Régnier; E. Burov; O. Gilard; M. Sottom; P. Signoret

Paper Abstract

Optical technology developed for ground and submarine telecommunications is becoming of strong interest for next generation satellites. In addition to inter-satellite laser communications and LIDAR’s, new applications are being considered such as on-board distribution and processing of microwave signals, fiber sensors or gyroscopes as well. Whereas common optical / optoelectronic components are known to be weakly sensitive to radiations, the essential optical amplifiers are strongly degraded in such an environment because of the RIA (Radio-Induced-Absorption) experienced by the Erbium-Doped Fiber (EDF) itself [1-3]. This degradation is mainly caused by the presence of co-doping ions, such as Aluminium or Germanium, inserted in the fibre to assist the inclusion of the Erbium ions in the silica matrix or to provide to the optical fibre its guiding properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105650V (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309255
Show Author Affiliations
J. Thomas, IES (France)
M. Myara, IES (France)
L. Troussellier, IES (France)
E. Régnier, CEA (France)
E. Burov, Draka Communications (France)
O. Gilard, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
M. Sottom, Thales Alenia Space (France)
P. Signoret, IES (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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