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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21083–21088

Halting the fuse discharge propagation using optical fiber microwires

A. M. Rocha, G. Fernandes, F. Domingues, M. Niehus, A. N. Pinto, M. Facão, and P. S. André  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21083-21088 (2012)

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We report and analyze the halting of the fuse effect propagation in optical fiber microwires. The increase of the mode field diameter in the tapered region decreases the optical intensity resulting in the extinction of the fuse effect. This fiber element presents a low insertion loss and can be introduced in the optical network in order to protect the active equipment from the damage caused by the fuse effect.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

A. M. Rocha, G. Fernandes, F. Domingues, M. Niehus, A. N. Pinto, M. Facão, and P. S. André, "Halting the fuse discharge propagation using optical fiber microwires," Opt. Express 20, 21083-21088 (2012)

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