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Gamma radiation effects in Er-doped silica fibers

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6 Author(s)
Van Uffelen, M. ; SCK-CEN, Belgian Nucl. Res. Centre, Mol., Belgium ; Girard, S. ; Goutaland, F. ; Gusarov, A.
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The radiation behavior of a commercially available Er-doped fiber is evaluated under varying gamma dose rates with in-situ spectral loss measurements. Complementary post-irradiation photoluminescence measurements allow us to better understand the radiation effects. Our results suggest that the microscopic environment of the Er3+ ions is not much affected by the gamma irradiation, unlike the host matrix. We discuss the impact for potential applications of these commercially available fibers in radiation environments.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:51 ,  Issue: 5 )