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Radiation Effects In Multimode, Step Index Fiber Optic Delay Lines At 1300 Nm
Author(s): B. D. Evans; J. L. Maida; D. Varshneya
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic delay lines under =100 kpsi bend stress at 22 and -55°C were evalu-ated at 1300 nm during and after Co-60 irradiation and compared with similar multi-mode, low-OH, pure silica core/fluorosilica clad fibers under =10 kpsi bend stress. A very small, positive, =15% change in fiber attenuation (dB/km) was observed that suggests under high bend stress optical fibers may incur somewhat more radiation-induced attenuation than unstressed fibers. However, the influence upon overall radiation susceptibility of photonic systems deploying fiber optic delay lines with lengths up to 100 meters and under =100 kpsi stress should be negligible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1174, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963224
Show Author Affiliations
B. D. Evans, Boeing Aerospace and Electronics (United States)
J. L. Maida, Teledyne Ryan Electronics (United States)
D. Varshneya, Teledyne Ryan Electronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1174:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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