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Title: Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics

Abstract

A process for producing an optical fiber having enhanced radiation resitance 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
869050
Patent Number(s):
5267343
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
enhanced; radiation; resistant; fiber; optics; process; producing; optical; resitance; provided; including; maintaining; hydrogen-containing; atmosphere; sufficient; time; yield; hydrogen-permeated; elevated; internal; hydrogen; concentration; irradiating; source; ionizing; typically; cobalt-60; pre-irradiated; dose; level; 1000; kilorads; hydrogen concentration; process including; fiber optics; fiber optic; optical fiber; radiation source; ionizing radiation; sufficient time; enhanced radiation; radiation resistant; containing atmosphere; including maintaining; /385/65/

Citation Formats

Lyons, Peter B., and Looney, Larry D. Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lyons, Peter B., & Looney, Larry D. Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics. United States.
Lyons, Peter B., and Looney, Larry D. Fri . "Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869050.
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title = {Enhanced radiation resistant fiber optics},
author = {Lyons, Peter B. and Looney, Larry D.},
abstractNote = {A process for producing an optical fiber having enhanced radiation resitance 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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