Reduction of the radiation-induced absorption in hydrogenated pure silica core fibres irradiated in situ with y-rays

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We studied the efficiency of a hydrogen-treatment in different pure silica core fibres irradiated by y-ray in an attempt to decrase the radiation-induced absorption (RIA). It is observed that the effect of hydrogen already reduces the drawing-induced band commonly observed in low-OH fibres. During irradiation we observe a large increase of the radiation-induced OH growth with a corresponding significant reduction of the radiation-induced absorption at 0.63 µm. The presence of hydrogen also reduces the transient radiation-induced absorption at 0.7 µm sometimes observed in low-OH/low-chlorine fibres and believed to pertain to self-trapped holes (STHs).


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-472
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number5-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007


  • optical fibers, hydrogen in glass, absorption

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