Collapsed optical fiber: A novel method for improving thermoluminescence response of optical fiber

Mahdiraji, G.A. and Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd and Bradley, D.A. (2015) Collapsed optical fiber: A novel method for improving thermoluminescence response of optical fiber. Journal of Luminescence, 161. pp. 442-447. ISSN 0022-2313

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Abstract

A new technique is shown to provide improved thermoluminescence (TL) response from optical fibers, based on collapsing down hollow capillary optical fibers (COF) into flat fibers (FF), producing fused inner walls and consequent defects generation. Four different fused silica preform tubes are used to fabricate in-house COFs and FFs, i.e., ultra-pure (F300), relatively pure silica (PS), germanium-doped (Ge), and Ge-Boron-doped (GeB). The optical fibers are then subjected to 6 MeV electron irradiation. While the results show similar TL response from F300-COF and -FF, the TL response of PS-COF is improved by a factor of 6 by collapsing it down to a FF. By doping Ge into the F300 tube, the U response of the resultant Ge-COF shows an improvement of 3 times over that of F300-COF, while an improvement of a factor of 12 is obtained by producing a Ge-FF. In GeB preform, by collapsing the capillary fiber into a FF, an improvement in TL response of 31 times that of GeB-COF is obtained. U glow curve analysis shows an additional peak to be generated in the FFs compared to that observed in the COFs. The TL intensity value of the new peak is significantly increased in the doped FFs compared to the undoped FFs. The results suggest that defects generation occurs as a result of the fusing/collapsing technique, providing a TL response from the optical fibers that can substantially improve upon that of existing TL system sensitivities. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical fiber fabrication, optical fiber application, radiation dosimeter, thermoluminescence, glow curve, dosimetry,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 00:45
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 01:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15782

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