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Temperature dependence of radiation-induced attenuation of optical f ibers
Jingming Song, Jianhua Guo, Xueqin Wang, Jing Jin
School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, [Beihang University], Beijing 100191, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(11): pp.110604

DOI:10.3788/COL201210.110604
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communications
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.2310  350.5610  120.6780  060.2370  060.2400  

Abstract
We investigate the temperature dependence of radiation-induced attenuation (RIA) at 1 310 nm for a Ge/P co-doped fiber after a steady-state \gamma -ray irradiation. A irradiation facility 60Co source is used to irradiate the fiber at a dose rate of 0.5 Gy/min, satisfying a total dose of 100 Gy. The test temperature ranges from –40 to 60 oC by 20 oC, and the RIA of the fiber is obtained using a power measuring device. The experimental result demonstrates that RIA exhibits a steady, monotonic, and remarkable temperature dependence after approximately 48 h of accelerated annealing at 70 oC. The optical fiber irradiated with a high dose and annealed sufficiently can be used as a temperature sensor.

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Received:2012/4/25
Accepted:2012/6/20
Posted online:2012/9/28

Get Citation: Jingming Song, Jianhua Guo, Xueqin Wang, Jing Jin, "Temperature dependence of radiation-induced attenuation of optical f ibers," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(11), 110604(2012)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61007040). We would also like to thanks Professors Li Jiuqiang and Sun Deliang for their help in the irradiation experiments.



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