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Ionizing Radiation Response Effects On Optical Fibers In Radiation Therapy Dosimetry Applications
Author(s): Abdou-Samad Beddar; Patrick D. Higgins
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Paper Abstract

Radiation effects on optical fibers result in two different bffects: accumulated radiation damage resulting in a substantial loss of transmission and transient radiation response in which light is generated in the fiber material itself during exposure .too radiation. In various medical applications, optical fibers are often exposed to radiation during certain clinical procedures which makes their radiation response an effect of concern to the medical community. Thus, this effect needs to be studied and quantified in that kind of environment. This study involves radiation-resistant fibers and the quantification of their light emission response as a function of dose rate and irradiation field size for photon and electron beams at the various energises used in radiation therapy.

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Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0992, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960042
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Abdou-Samad Beddar, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
Patrick D. Higgins, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0992:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul; Shekhar G. Wadekar, Editor(s)

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