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Radiation effects on bend-insensitive fibers at 1300 nm and 1500 nm
Author(s): Kamran Karbassiyoon; Roger A. Greenwell; David M. Scott; Robert A. Spencer
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Paper Abstract

The induced loss in optical fibers during "in situ" radiation as well as fiber recovery after the irradiator has been shut down is influenced by several factors. These factors include material composition of the optical preform, which implies both core and cladding of the fiber, and the fiber draw conditions. In addition to the material characteristics, the system’s environmental parameters such as temperature, operating wavelength, total ionizing radiation dose, and radiation dose rate are also factors. Our research has addressed radiation test results, both "in situ" and after radiation, on single mode fibers operating at 1300 and 1550 nanometers. This research investigates the damage mechanisms associated with optical preforms with and without phosphorus in the cladding and with enriched oxygen in the core. Fiber drawing conditions also varied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991);
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Kamran Karbassiyoon, Alcatel Cable Systems, Inc. (United States)
Roger A. Greenwell, Science & Engineering Associates, Inc. (United States)
David M. Scott, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Spencer, Alcatel Cable Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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