Application of the microinterferometric tomography setup to the reliability tests of the fiber sensors exposed to cumulated gamma radiation

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    In this paper we report on the measurement of the refractive index profile of optical fibers exposed to the gamma radiation. The tool we used for determining the refractive index distribution is microinterferometric tomography. Nuclear radiation is known to affect the guiding properties of optical fibers and it is therefore essential to characterize these effects to assess the applicability of fiber-optic technology for communication and sensing in space applications and in nuclear industry. We show that the fibres exhibit a slight refractive index increase which confirms results reported earlier.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - Nano- and Micro-metrology
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    StatePublished - Jun 2005
    Event2005 - SPIE : Optical Metrology - SPIE, Munich
    Duration: 13 Jun 200517 Jun 2005


    Conference2005 - SPIE

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