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Radiation-induced loss of Rare Earth doped silica fibres

 

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Aerospatiale Espace et Defence, Les Mureaux:
RADECS 1997, Fourth European Conference on Radiation and its Effects on Components and Systems : September 15 - 19, 1997, Cannes, France
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 1998
ISBN: 0-7803-4071-X
S.439-444
European Conference on Radiation and its Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) <4, 1997, Cannes>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer INT ()
optical fibers; radiation effect; radiation induced loss; radiation sensor; Rare Earth doped fibres; radiation monitor; fibre laser; fibre amplifier; gamma rays

Abstract
Eighteen single mode fibres doped with different Rare Earth elements are exposed to Co60 gamma radiation in order to estimate the radiation sensitivity of fibre amplifiers or fibre lasers and to find fibres with extremely high loss increase that are suited for dosimetry of low radiation levels. Induced loss measurements with varying dose rate confirmed the applicability of a simple dose rate tranformation method also to Rare Earth doped fibres. Operation of a "distributed" fibre optic radiation sensor is demonstrated at a dose rate of less than 0.1 Gy/d.

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