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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6381–6389

Origin of periodic void formation during fiber fuse

Shin-ichi Todoroki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6381-6389 (2005)

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An optical discharge running through a single-mode silica glass fiber during fiber fuse was observed and the front part of the generated damage was examined. Their pump power dependences were investigated using a 1.48 μm laser light at powers ranging from 1.1 to 9.0 W. Periodic voids were left by an optical discharge that was in a cavity with a tail. The tail appears because the optical discharge is strongly enclosed in core region. Another mode of periodic void formation was found at near the threshold pump power for fiber fuse propagation. The optical discharge in this case also forms a transient tail during the void formation cycle.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

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Original Manuscript: July 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

Shin-ichi Todoroki, "Origin of periodic void formation during fiber fuse," Opt. Express 13, 6381-6389 (2005)

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