Prediction of corning InfiniCor 300 optical fiber attenuation at low gamma dose rates

Keith Holbert, A. Sharif Heger, D. Michael Geschke, Ryan M. Stewart

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Experiments using dose rates of 40 and 1270 rads/min from Co-60 and dual optical wavelengths, 850 and 1310 nm, are conducted to estimate fiber optic attenuation at other dose rates using low order kinetics models. The irradiation-induced attenuation is fit to power and saturating exponential models. The 1310 nm data exhibit a linearly increasing term with the saturating exponential whereas the 850 nm results do not. Representation of the long-term low-dose-rate induced attenuation is an impetus for developing a difference equation fitting routine that better characterizes the signal loss and has the capability of predicting the attenuation at saturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4723765
Pages (from-to)3515-3522
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Gamma-ray effects
  • Optical fiber cables
  • Optical fiber radiation effects
  • Photon radiation effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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