Accession Number:

ADA001703

Title:

Radiation Effects in Fiber Optic Waveguides.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive review is presented on the effects of ionizing radiation on the performance of fiber optic cables, and on the materials used for fabrication of optical fibers. This includes a summary of the permanent and transient radiation-induced losses in optical transmission of state of the art fibers, a detailed discussion of the mechanisms responsible for the losses observed, and a report on inhouse materials development to achieve radiation hardened fiber optic glasses.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE