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Detection of low-dose electron radiation using rare-earth-doped optical fibers
Author(s): Jose Luis Cruz; F. Lliso-Valverde; Miguel V. Andres; J. Perez-Calatayud
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the use of rare earth doped optical fibers for the detection of low dose electron beams in radiotherapy applications. Neodymium and cerium doped singlemode fibers have been irradiated with 10 MeV electron beams and the losses induced by the radiation have been measured in the wavelength range 1200 - 1600 nm, the attenuation has a linear dependence with the applied dose and its order of magnitude is 0.001 dB per meter of fiber and cGy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5502, Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, (9 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566548
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Jose Luis Cruz, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
F. Lliso-Valverde, Hospital La Fe (Spain)
Miguel V. Andres, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
J. Perez-Calatayud, Hospital La Fe (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5502:
Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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