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Neutron irradiation effects on fibers operating at 1.3 um and 1.55 um
Author(s): Anjali Singh; Pranab K. Banerjee; Shashanka S. Mitra
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Paper Abstract

Neutron irradiation produces defects in silica glass which could lead to permanent loss in transmission of signals through an optical fiber made from this material. This paper reports on a study aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of the nature of damage caused by neutron irradiation to silica glass optical fibers operating at 1.3//m and 1.55/im. The data obtained so far indicates that the radiation induced damage has less effect on the transmission at 1.3//m than on the transmission at 1.55/im. The implications of this significant observation, and the details of the experimental techniques utilised in this study will be discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24696
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Anjali Singh, Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)
Pranab K. Banerjee, Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)
Shashanka S. Mitra, Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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