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Nuclear - Induced Refractive Index Effects Observed In Typical Guided Wave Devices
Author(s): E. W. Taylor; V. R. Wilson; A. D. Sanchez; S. De Walt; S. Chapman; M. L. Vigil; R. J. Padden
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Paper Abstract

A short discussion of recently reported radiation induced responses of Ti:LiNbO3 directional coupler waveguides and silica birefringent fibers is presented. Based on experimental data, a hypothesis is advanced wherein known photorefractive damage mechanisms in Ti:LiNbO3 guided wave devices may be enhanced by electron induced color centers. Nonequivalent transient absorption and recovery data for a proton irradiated single mode polarization preserving fiber is also presented. An explanation is offered to account for the transient absorption processes based on color center formation and nonequivalent alteration of the fiber birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1177, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics, (5 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963345
Show Author Affiliations
E. W. Taylor, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
V. R. Wilson, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
A. D. Sanchez, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
S. De Walt, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
S. Chapman, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
M. L. Vigil, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)
R. J. Padden, AFSC Weapons Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1177:
Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics
Leon McCaughan; Mark A. Mentzer; Song-Tsuen Peng; Henry J. Wojtunik; Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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