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Polarization dependent effects of radiation on wavelength division multiplexers
Author(s): Roman C. Gutierrez; Gary M. Swift; Serge Dubovitsky; Randall K. Bartman; Charles E. Barnes; Leonard I. Dorsky
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Paper Abstract

The effects of radiation on fused biconical taper wavelength division multiplexers are presented. The polarization sensitivity of these devices before and after irradiation is discussed. Preliminary results on the effects of irradiating different regions of the device, and comparisons between the effects of proton and Co60 radiation sources are also given. A theoretical model that takes into account the index change in the Ge-doped cores of the optical fibers used to make these devices agrees well with experimental observations. This indicates that index changes in the fiber may be primarily responsible for the effects of radiation on these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187425
Show Author Affiliations
Roman C. Gutierrez, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary M. Swift, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Serge Dubovitsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Randall K. Bartman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Charles E. Barnes, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Leonard I. Dorsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2290:
Fiber Optic Materials and Components
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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