Development of radiation-resistant optical fibers for visible application

Tsunemi Kakuta, Tatsuo Shikama, Naoki Shamoto

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Nine different fused silica core optical fibers were irradiated in a fission reactor up to an ionizing dose of 109Gy and a fast neutron fluence of 1023n/m2 at 400 K. One specimen, fluorine doped and specially sintered and annealed, showed good radiation resistance in the wavelength range of 300-1850 nm. Results showed that the fibers can be applied in a neutron associated heavy radiation environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1999 Sep 201999 Sep 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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