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Radiation-induced crosstalk in guided-wave devices
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; Richard J. Padden; Anthony D. Sanchez; S. P. Chapman; J. N. Berry; Steve A. DeWalt
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Paper Abstract

The exposure of birefringent guided wave devices to ionizing radiation can result in nonequivalent signal attenuations over the eigenmode axes and to highly interactive crosstalk between the coupled waveguides. This paper discusses the response of polarization maintaining (PM) fibers and directional coupler waveguides exposed to accelerated electrons, and reports on advances made in delineating and understanding the response mechanisms involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1474, Optical Technology for Signal Processing Systems, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44917
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Taylor, Phillips Lab. (United States)
Richard J. Padden, Phillips Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Sanchez, Phillips Lab. (United States)
S. P. Chapman, Phillips Lab. (United States)
J. N. Berry, Phillips Lab. (United States)
Steve A. DeWalt, Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1474:
Optical Technology for Signal Processing Systems
Mark P. Bendett, Editor(s)

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