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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9248–9256

Transient propagation mode of fiber fuse leaving no voids

Shin-ichi Todoroki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9248-9256 (2005)

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Fiber fuse ignition and self-termination through a single-mode silica glass fiber pumped by 1480 nm light were observed in situ. The formation of void-free segments is discussed on the basis of examinations of corresponding damage sites and in comparison with known periodic void formation. As an optical discharge pumped at near the propagation threshold power loses its energy, it frequently emits a light pulse instead of forming periodic voids. A similar mode was found just before a stable optical discharge appeared during fiber fuse ignition. This transient mode conversion is the origin of the previously reported irregular void patterns.

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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: September 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Shin-ichi Todoroki, "Transient propagation mode of fiber fuse leaving no voids," Opt. Express 13, 9248-9256 (2005)

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