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Title: Radiation-Hardened, High-Data-Rate Fiber-Optic Receivers for High-Energy Physics

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  1. Vega Wave Systems, Inc., West Chicago, IL (United States)
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Vega Wave Systems, Inc., West Chicago, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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Sugg, Alan, Moretti, Tony, and Jenkins, David. Radiation-Hardened, High-Data-Rate Fiber-Optic Receivers for High-Energy Physics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Sugg, Alan, Moretti, Tony, & Jenkins, David. Radiation-Hardened, High-Data-Rate Fiber-Optic Receivers for High-Energy Physics. United States.
Sugg, Alan, Moretti, Tony, and Jenkins, David. Tue . "Radiation-Hardened, High-Data-Rate Fiber-Optic Receivers for High-Energy Physics". United States. doi:.
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year = {Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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  • This bibliography contains citations concerning fiber-optic communication systems and equipment. Topics include fiber strength, microbend effects, radiation effects, fiber systems, optical fiber cables, fiber manufacturing, computer networks, couplers and connectors, AM sources, detectors and switches, fiber design, modal noise, splicing cables, and data networks. (This updated bibliography contains 108 citations, 52 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)
  • The transmitting end of the fiber optic link is designed to operate in a nuclear and space radiation simulator. It will function without noise increase or other degradation at up to approximately 10 to the 8th power rads (Si)/s of 1-MeV gamma rays and at cryogenic temperatures. The response is linear analog, with a bandwidth of 12 kHz to 350 MHz. Signal inputs are balanced with millivolt sensitivity. All functions are remote controlled through an RS-232 computer interface so that unattended operation is possible. Complete circuit diagrams, a discussion of the design, and test results are given.
  • This project supplemented our regular DOE grant from the Basic Energy Sciences organization with the goal of fostering industrial partnerships and student internships. During the project period, we have interacted with between 15 and 20 companies in the optical fiber telecommunications equipment industry, and our students have participated in a number of highly visible projects with companies such as Ciena, Science Applications International Corporation, KDD, ATT, Virtual Photonics, Inc., Phaethon Telecommunications, PhotonEx, and others. The project led to many successful interactions and numerous job offers for our students.
  • This final report comprises a brief synopsis of the following original papers published in refereed journals. For further details, these papers themselves should be consulted. (1) ``Fast-neutron radiation effects in a silica-core optical fiber studied by a CCD-camera spectrometer,`` D.L. Griscom, M.E. Gingerich, E.J. Friebele, M. Putnam, and W. Unruh, Appl. Optics 33, 1022-1028 (1994). (2) ``Radiation hardening of pure-silica-core optical fibers by ultra-high-dose {gamma}-ray pre-irradiation,`` D.L. Griscom, J. Appl. Phys. 77, 5008-5013 (1995). (3) ``{gamma}-radiation resistance of aluminum-coated all-silica optical fibers fabricated using different types of silica in the core,`` D.L. Griscom, K.M. Goland, A.L. Tomashuk, D.V.; Pavlov, andmore » Yu.A. Tarabrin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 322-324 (1996). (4) ``{gamma} and fission-reactor radiation effects on the visible-range transparency of aluminum-jacketed, all-silica optical fibers,`` D.L. Griscom, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 2142-2155 (1996). (5) ``Visible/infra-red absorption study in fiber geometry of metastable defect states in high-purity fused silicas,`` D.L. Griscom, Proc. 13th Int`l Conf. on Defects in Insulating Materials, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, July 1996. (6) ``Influence of the cladding thickness on the evolution of the NBOHC band in optical fibers exposed to gamma radiations,`` O. Deparis, D.L. Griscom, P. Megret, M. Decreton, and M. Blondel, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 216, 124-128 (1997).« less
  • This report will indicate the progress made since the last report in the following categories of activity: (1) procurement of a stock of acceptable plastic scintillator perform; (2) improvements in the technique and quality control of drawing and cladding scintillating fibers; (3) fabrication of the bilayer ribbon hodoscope; (4) operation of a prototype hodoscope at the AGS; (5) software development for data acquisition; (6) preparation of an efficient optical coupling between the scintillating fiber and the photo-detector; and (7) determination of the feasibility of the Avalanche Photodiode (APD) as a photo-detector.