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Optical discharge in silica-based fibers: high-speed propagation under kW-range laser radiation
Author(s): A. A. Frolov; I. A. Bufetov; V. P. Efremov; M. Y. Schelev; V. I. Lozovoy; V. E. Fortov; E. M. Dianov
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Paper Abstract

The fast mode of optical discharge propagation in optical fibres was observed. In contrast to the known fibre fuse effect such optical discharge propagation is accompanied by fibre cracks and velocity reaches≈3km/s under the intensity 40W/ μm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6193, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III, 61930W (24 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667261
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Frolov, Fiber Optics Research Ctr. (Russia)
I. A. Bufetov, Fiber Optics Research Ctr. (Russia)
V. P. Efremov, Institute for High Energy Densities (Russia)
M. Y. Schelev, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. I. Lozovoy, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. E. Fortov, Institute for High Energy Densities (Russia)
E. M. Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6193:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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