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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 62–70

Radiation dosimetry using optically stimulated luminescence in fluoride phosphate optical fibres

Christopher A. G. Kalnins, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Nigel A. Spooner, and Tanya M. Monro  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 62-70 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000062


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Abstract

Optically stimulated luminescence has been demonstrated within a fluoride phosphate glass optical fibre. These fibres have been used as the basis of a novel dosimeter architecture whereby the optical fibre acts as both the sensing and light guiding component. Fibres were fabricated from a commercially acquired glass and irradiated using a 90Sr/90Y source. Following optical stimulation with a 532 nm laser, optically stimulated luminescence of 483 ± 18 cnts/g/μJ was detected. In addition to OSL, scintillation of 6155 ± 78 cnts/s was also measured. A linear response between 0.16 – 2 Gy of irradiation was measured, after which the intensity was observed to plateau. These results indicate the potential suitability of fluoride phosphate optical fibres for radiation sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence

ToC Category:
Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: December 7, 2011

Citation
Christopher A. G. Kalnins, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Nigel A. Spooner, and Tanya M. Monro, "Radiation dosimetry using optically stimulated luminescence in fluoride phosphate optical fibres," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 62-70 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-1-62


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