Elevated temperature measurement using silica-core optical fibre

K. Toh, A. Honda, S. Nagata, B. Tsuchiya, T. Shikama

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A heating experiment was performed at elevated temperatures with a fused-silica-core optical fibre to use it as a temperature measurement sensor in a radiation environment. The results without irradiation are as follows: the optical fibre had characteristic thermal luminescent peaks at 1260 and 1390 nm that were attributed to thermal luminescence of hydroxyl (OH) in silica fibre; further, the peak intensity of OH had a temperature dependence up to 1000°C. The thermal luminescent spectral shape at 900°C remained constant under 60Co γ-ray irradiation; however, luminescence, except for the OH luminescence due to the thermal radiation of the heater, was generated at 1000°C. Therefore, the optical fibre could be used as a temperature measurement tool at 900°C under 60Co γ-ray irradiation. However, the intensity of OH increased with elapsed time, increasing at elevated temperatures. It is necessary to use a temperature-resistant jacket and/or sheath to prevent reaction with air. A partially replaced core optical (PARCO) fibre consisting of a fibre doped with high OH content and sandwiched with pure silica fibre was proposed to have a spatial resolution. The thermal luminescent intensity of PARCO fibre also showed a temperature dependence up to 900°C, and the spectral shape remained constant when the temperature was maintained at 900°C under γ-ray irradiation. The PARCO fibre is a temperature measurement sensor candidate in a radiation field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528179, 9781557528179
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
EventOptical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2006 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2006 Oct 232006 Oct 23

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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