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Photonics for nuclear industry: issues, problems, and potential solutions
Author(s): Francis Berghmans; Andrei I. Gusarov; Benoit Brichard; Marc C. Decreton; Olivier Deparis; Patrice Megret; Michel Blondel; Irina P. Veretennicoff; Hugo Thienpont
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear industry shows an increasing interest in the possibilities offered by optical fiber technology. The radiation hardness of many fiber-optic devices still needs to be assessed if optical fiber telecommunication and sensing systems have to be deployed in nuclear facilities. In this paper, we report on recent gamma irradiation experiments on modern fiber optic devices such as special optical fibers, fiber temperature sensors, Bragg gratings and VCSELs. The results indicate that these components can be applied in ionizing radiation environments, even at very high levels of exposure.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354872
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Francis Berghmans, SCK-CEN and Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Andrei I. Gusarov, SCK-CEN and Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)
Benoit Brichard, SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Marc C. Decreton, SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Olivier Deparis, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (United Kingdom)
Patrice Megret, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)
Michel Blondel, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)
Irina P. Veretennicoff, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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