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Vulnerability of fiber-optic links for high-speed diagnostics to pulsed-power facilities
Author(s): Sylvain Girard; Jacques Baggio; Jean-Luc Bourgade; Sébastien Bazzoli; Vladimir Yu. Glebov; Gregory Pien; Thomas C. Sangster
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Paper Abstract

The vulnerability of fiber-optic links for high-speed diagnostics to the harsh environments (short pulse of 14 MeV neutrons, x- and γ-rays) associated with the future Megajoule class lasers (LMJ, NIF) is investigated through experiments at both ASTERIX and OMEGA facilities. Radiation responses of a Mach Zehnder modulator and single-mode fiber optics have been characterized with high dose rate x-ray pulses to simulate the conditions expected for the next generation of pulsed-power facilities. The tolerance of a fiber-optic link to the mixed environment to the present worldwide most powerful laser neutron source facility (OMEGA, Rochester) is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70042P (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785998
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Sylvain Girard, CEA DIF (France)
Jacques Baggio, CEA DIF (France)
Jean-Luc Bourgade, CEA DIF (France)
Sébastien Bazzoli, CEA DIF (France)
Vladimir Yu. Glebov, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Gregory Pien, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Thomas C. Sangster, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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