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Radiation-induced effects in polarization-maintaining optical fibers for interferometric gyroscope
Xueqin Wang, Chunxi Zhang, Jing Jin, Ningfang Song
Institute of Optics and Electronics, [Beihang University], Beijing 100191, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2011, 09(06): pp.060601

DOI:10.3788/COL201109.060601
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communications
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.2270  350.6090  060.2800  350.5610  

Abstract
Radiation-induced attenuation (RIA) in four types of polarization-maintaining optical fibers for interferometric fiberoptic gyroscope (IFOG) at 1310 nm is measured. The measurements are conducted during and after steady-state γ-ray irradiation using a 60Co source in order to observe significantly different RIA behavior and recovery kinetics. Mechanisms involving dopants and manufacturing process are introduced to analyze the RIA discrepancy as well as to guide the choice and hardening of optical fibers during the design of IFOG. Medium-accuracy IFOG using Ge–F-codoped fiber and pure silica core fiber can survive in the space radiation environment.

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Received:2010/12/9
Accepted:2011/1/28
Posted online:2011/5/6

Get Citation: Xueqin Wang, Chunxi Zhang, Jing Jin, Ningfang Song, "Radiation-induced effects in polarization-maintaining optical fibers for interferometric gyroscope," Chin. Opt. Lett. 09(06), 060601(2011)

Note: The work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61007040.



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