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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13754–13760

Liquid filled microstructured optical fiber for x-ray detection

S. L. DeHaven, S. Albin, and W.C. Kelliher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13754-13760 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013754


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Abstract

A liquid filled microstructured optical fiber (MOF) is used to detect x-rays. Numerical analysis and experimental observation leads to geometric fiber optics theory for MOF photon transmission. A model using this theory relates the quantity and energy of absorbed x-ray photons to transmitted MOF generated photons. Experimental measurements of MOF photon quantities compared with calculated values show good qualitative agreement. The difference between the calculated and measured values is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2010
Published: June 11, 2010

Citation
S. L. DeHaven, S. Albin, and W.C. Kelliher, "Liquid filled microstructured optical fiber for x-ray detection," Opt. Express 18, 13754-13760 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-13-13754


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