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Passive component reliability analysis of issues relating to stoichiometric defects in glass
Author(s): SriRaman Kannan
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Paper Abstract

Stoichiometric defects in glasses play a critical role in determining its optical properties. Defect types in silica and germanosilicates are briefly reviewed. Passive components in fibers based on stoichiometric defects, such as Bragg and long period gratings have been developed and used extensively in high reliability applications. Approach to analyze thermally associated changes in these gratings over time is outlined. The applicability of the approach to other defect related phenomena such as hydrogen induced loss in optical fibers is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6193, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III, 61930K (23 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673511
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SriRaman Kannan, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs. (United States)


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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