Real-time fibre optic radiation dosimeters for nuclear surgical medicine and nuclear environment monitoring

A. Fernandez Fernandez, D. A. Jackson

    Research outputpeer-review


    We presented the mode of operation and the calibration results of miniature fibre optic radiation probes that offer new radiation monitoring opportunities for both nuclear-assisted surgical medicine and nuclear industry. For nuclear medical applications, we showed that the sensitivity of our fibre optic prototype was about ten times larger than a commercial graded probe. With an operational range between 1 mGy/h and 1Gy/h, we showed that our fibre optic radiation probe also has a huge potential for the nuclear industry in applications such as dose mapping in remote-handling applications during decommissioning activities or monitoring underground storage sites for leaks of radioactive materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2006
    Place of PublicationWashington, United States
    PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1557528179, 9781557528179
    StatePublished - 2006
    Event18th International Optical Fiber Sensors Conference - OSA, Cancun
    Duration: 23 Oct 200627 Oct 2006

    Publication series

    NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
    ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


    Conference18th International Optical Fiber Sensors Conference

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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