Single-mode tapers as 'fibre fuse' damage circuit-breakers

Hand, D.P. and Birks, T.A. (1989) Single-mode tapers as 'fibre fuse' damage circuit-breakers. Electronics Letters, 25, (1), 33-34. (doi:10.1049/el:19890024).


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The 'fibre fuse' thermal damage effect can destroy kilometres of fibre at relatively modest laser powers. A low-loss tapered region strategically placed in a single-mode fibre can act as a thermal circuit breaker. thereby halting the damage propagation and protecting the fibre 'upstream' from the taper.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0013-5194 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78456
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59

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