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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1205–1207

Transmission of Čerenkov radiation in optical fibers

S. H. Law, N. Suchowerska, D. R. McKenzie, S. C. Fleming, and T. Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1205-1207 (2007)

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Čerenkov radiation is generated as an unwanted background when optical fibers carrying signals pass through radiation fields. The angular dependence of the intensity of Čerenkov radiation transmitted in silica-core fibers was measured using 6 and 12 MeV electron beams from a Varian Clinac accelerator. These confirmed theoretical predictions that the angular variation of Čerenkov radiation transmitted along optical fibers depends only on the refractive index difference Δ n between the core and the cladding, and that the peak intensity is proportional to the cube of the fiber core radius.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

S. H. Law, N. Suchowerska, D. R. McKenzie, S. C. Fleming, and T. Lin, "Transmission of Čerenkov radiation in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1205-1207 (2007)

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