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Title: A physical model of the photo- and radiation-induced degradation of ytterbium-doped silica optical fibres

We propose a model to describe the photo- or/and the radiation-induced darkening of ytterbium-doped silica optical fibers. This model accounts for the well-established experimental features of photo-darkening. Degradation behaviors predicted for fibers pumped in harsh environments are also fully confirmed by experimental data reported in the work by Duchez et al. (this proceeding), which gives a detailed characterization of the interplay between the effects of the pump and those of a superimposed ionizing irradiation (actual operation conditions in space-based applications for instance). In particular, dependences of the darkening build-up on the pump power, the total ionizing dose and the dose rate are all correctly reproduced. The presented model is a ‘sufficient’ one, including the minimal physical ingredients required to reproduce experimental features. Refinements could be proposed to improve, e.g., quantitative kinetics.
Authors:
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  1. University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (LPMC), CNRS UMR 7336, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308126
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1624; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SIO2014: 10. international symposium on SiO2, advanced dielectrics and related devices, Cagliari (Italy), 16-18 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; DOPED MATERIALS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; IRRADIATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OPTICAL FIBERS; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; SILICA; VISIBLE RADIATION; YTTERBIUM COMPOUNDS