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Transient Attenuation In Connectors To PCS Fibers And In Glass-On-Glass Fibers Induced By Pulsed X-Rays
Author(s): Joseph Zucker; Ray Clarke; Ralph Narciso
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Paper Abstract

Using Sandia Laboratories' Hermes Ii X-Ray Pulser, We Have Measured The Transient Attenuation Of Connectors To Pcs Fiber Prepared With Raychem Fibersleeves® And Of Glass-On-Glass Silica Core Fiber (Raychem Type Vsc) Induced By 50 Nanosecond X-Ray Pulses With Total Dose Of 5 Krads. No Significant Losses Were Induced In The Connectors Either At 23°C Or At -55°C, Thus Qualifying Them For Use In A High Radiation Environment. The Peak Transient Attenuation Measured For The Fiber With 200 Micrometer Core Diameter At -55°C (7.2 Db/Km/Krad) Is Significantly Lower Than For Any Other Commercially Available Fiber At That Temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944920
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Joseph Zucker, Raychem Corporation (United States)
Ray Clarke, Raychem Corporation (United States)
Ralph Narciso, Raychem Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0506:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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