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Fiber Optic Applications In Plasma Diagnostics
Author(s): P. B. Lyons; L. D. Looney; S. Lutz; M. A. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The advantages and applications of optical fiber data transmission in radiation diagnostics are considered. The individual components of such a system are each discussed. Only passive systems utilizing a direct radiation-to-light conversion are studied. The development of new scintillators with long wavelength emission characteristics was critical to such application and scintillators with a FWHM of 1.4 ns and significant output at 600 nm have been achieved. Cerenkov converters also are used in high bandwidth systems. System examples using scintillators are given, which show a 12 exceeding 100 MHz over f distances of almost 200 m (with a dynamic range of 4 x 104) or 500 m (with a dynamic range exceeding 100). With a Cerenkov converter, system examples show a bandwidth approaching 1 GHz over 1 km fiber lengths. Experimental data that illustrates both systems will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957775
Show Author Affiliations
P. B. Lyons, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
L. D. Looney, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
S. Lutz, EG&G, Santa Barbara (United States)
M. A. Nelson, EG&G, Santa Barbara (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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