Solitary thermal shock-waves and optical damage in optical fibres: the fiber fuse
Hand, D.P. and Russell, P.St.J. (1988) Solitary thermal shock-waves and optical damage in optical fibres: the fiber fuse. Optics Letters, 13, 767-769. (doi:10.1364/OL.13.000767).
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Fresh experimental and theoretical results on thermally induced catastrophic breakdown (the fiber fuse) in optical fibers are presented, including the observation that the damage is not always irreversible and an analysis of the complex unsteady absorption-heat-conduction process that controls the effect. Good agreement with experiment in obtained with just two independent parameters. The analysis shows that the fiber fuse is a new kind of solitary thermal shock wave in whose leading edge the temperature gradients can reach several thousand Kelvins per micrometer.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1364/OL.13.000767|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 13:13|
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