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Radiation Effects In Optical Fiber
Author(s): R. J. Michal
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers are being considered for many space applications because of their high data rate capability, reduced weight over conventional transmission media and lower operating power requirements. In utilizing optical fibers in space environments, the effects of ionizing radiation on performance must be characterized. This characterization entails understanding the relationship between fiber parameters, the environment and system dependent parameters. Data highlighting some of these relationships is presented for many contemporary fibers.

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Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961065
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R. J. Michal, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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