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Fiber Fuse

Light-Induced Continuous Breakdown of Silica Glass Optical Fiber

Series: NIMS Monographs

Todoroki, Shin-ichi

2014, XIII, 58 p. 51 illus., 16 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a concise introduction to the fiber fuse phenomenon
  • Reveals the dynamic behavior of fiber fuses on the basis of in situ observations and statistical analysis of residual damage
  • Supplementary high-quality photographs and video clips available
This book describes the fiber fuse phenomenon that causes a serious problem for the present optical communication systems. High-power light often brings about catastrophic damage to optical devices. Silica glass optical fibers with ultralow transmission loss are not the exception. A fiber fuse appears in a heated region of the fiber cable delivering a few watts of light and runs toward the light source destroying its core region. Understanding this phenomenon is a necessary first step in the development of future optical communication systems. This book provides supplementary videos and photographs to help understand what occurs in the fiber, including the classification of its propagation mode and self-pumping effect. These findings are good references for other optical devices exposed to ultrahigh-power light such as laser emitters.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Fiber Fuse Phenomenon - Fiber Fuse Propagation - Fiber Fuse in Silica Glass Fibers - High-speed Videography of Fiber Fuse - Laser-induced Breakdown Phenomena - Optical Communication Systems - Self-pumping Effect during Fiber Fuse Propagation - Single-mode Optical Fiber

Related subjects » Optical & Electronic Materials - Optics & Lasers - Signals & Communication

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