Radiation-induced birefringence variations in polarization-maintaining fibers

Yuanhong Yang, Hui Li, Lin Lu, Fuling Yang, Wei Jin

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Gamma radiation-induced birefringence (RIB) variations in a solid core photonic crystal polarization-maintaining fiber (Pc-PMF) and a Panda PMF (Pa-PMF) are investigated. Experiments show that the birefringence of the fibers changes approximately linearly with a radiation dose over the range from 0 to 400 krad(Si), with negative slope coefficients of 8.91 × 10−10∕kradSi and 4.38 × 10−9∕kradSi for the Pc-PMF and Pa-PMF, respectively. Models of RIB variations for the two fibers are established, and the theoretical results agree well with the experimental ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5214-5217
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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