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Plastic optical fiber fuse and its impact on sensing applications
Author(s): Yosuke Mizuno; Heeyoung Lee; Neisei Hayashi; Kentaro Nakamura; Shin-ichi Todoroki
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Paper Abstract

We review the unique properties of a so-called optical fiber fuse phenomenon in plastic optical fibers (POFs), including its slow propagation velocity (1–2 orders of magnitude slower than that in silica fibers) and threshold power density (1/180 of the value for silica fibers). We also show that an oscillatory continuous curve instead of periodic voids is formed after the passage of the fuse, and that the bright spot is not a plasma but an optical discharge, the temperature of which is ~3600 K. We then discuss its impact on distributed Brillouin sensing based on POFs.

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Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103231D (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272467
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Yosuke Mizuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Heeyoung Lee, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Neisei Hayashi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kentaro Nakamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Shin-ichi Todoroki, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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