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Title: Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics

Abstract

A process for producing an optical fiber having enhanced radiation resistance is provided, the process including maintaining an optical fiber within a hydrogen-containing atmosphere for sufficient time to yield a hydrogen-permeated optical fiber having an elevated internal hydrogen concentration, and irradiating the hydrogen-permeated optical fiber at a time while the optical fiber has an elevated internal hydrogen concentration with a source of ionizing radiation. The radiation source is typically a cobalt-60 source and the fiber is pre-irradiated with a dose level up to about 1000 kilorads of radiation. 4 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
140717
Patent Number(s):
US 5,267,343/A/
Application Number:
TRN: 94:018515
Assignee:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 070205; 440600; 360605; PA: EDB-94:050794; SN: 94001164736
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; OPTICAL FIBERS; IRRADIATION; FABRICATION; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION DOSES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; GAMMA RADIATION

Citation Formats

Lyons, P.B., and Looney, L.D. Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lyons, P.B., & Looney, L.D. Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics. United States.
Lyons, P.B., and Looney, L.D. Tue . "Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics". United States. doi:.
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title = {Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics},
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abstractNote = {A process for producing an optical fiber having enhanced radiation resistance is provided, the process including maintaining an optical fiber within a hydrogen-containing atmosphere for sufficient time to yield a hydrogen-permeated optical fiber having an elevated internal hydrogen concentration, and irradiating the hydrogen-permeated optical fiber at a time while the optical fiber has an elevated internal hydrogen concentration with a source of ionizing radiation. The radiation source is typically a cobalt-60 source and the fiber is pre-irradiated with a dose level up to about 1000 kilorads of radiation. 4 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 1993},
month = {Tue Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 1993}
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