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Optical Fiber Radiation-Damage Measurements
Author(s): D. E. Smith; D. R. Jander; F. Roeske
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Paper Abstract

We have made light-transmission measurements of high-purity, radiation-resistant, Raychem and Heraeus optical-fiber samples that had been exposed to 10- and 100-krad doses from 0.5-MeV-electron pulses. An electron beam from a Febetron 706 x-ray machine produced a radiation source that emitted the above doses in single pulses with a full-wave half maximum (FWHM) of approximately 1.5 ns. Light sources for the transmission measurements (a mercury/krypton-vapor flashlamp and a laser diode) provided spectral data for a continuous-wavelength band from 420 to 760 nm and a single wavelength at 820 nm. The light beam was dispersed by a grating and recorded by a streak camera. We gathered data at times ranging from approximately 3 ns to 1 μs after the radiation pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0721, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments III, (4 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937631
Show Author Affiliations
D. E. Smith, The University of California (United States)
D. R. Jander, The University of California (United States)
F. Roeske, The University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0721:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments III
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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