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

Single-mode tapers as 'fibre fuse' damage circuit-breakers
Single-mode tapers as 'fibre fuse' damage circuit-breakers
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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Hand, D.P.
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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.

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Published date: 1989

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Local EPrints ID: 78456
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78456
ISSN: 0013-5194
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Author: D.P. Hand
Author: T.A. Birks

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