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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 1989


Local EPrints ID: 78456
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: 09464fa7-9a1b-4519-aad1-38858fc9e9be

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:24

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Author: D.P. Hand
Author: T.A. Birks

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