LabH6: Passive optical fibers for nuclear instrumentation

LabH6: Optical fibers, optical amplifiers and fiber lasers

Rare earth ion doped fibers (Er3+, Yb3+ or Er/Yb) are crucial elements in the design of optical amplifiers or fiber lasers. These components are then used in more complex systems such as fiber optic gyroscopes or high-speed free-space optical communications. Radiation tests show that commercial active optical fibers, components and associated systems are highly vulnerable to space radiations.