Accession Number : ADP008228
Title : Stress Relief: Proof of the Mechanism of Photo-Induced Index Change,
Corporate Author : SYDNEY UNIV (AUSTRALIA)
Personal Author(s) : Wong, D. ; Poole, S. B. ; Sceats, M. G.
Report Date : APR 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : It is demonstrated, for the first time, that stress-relief is responsible for the photo-induced index changes in optical fibers. This mechanism is a consequence of the breakage of wrong-bonds in the glass network through single- or multi-photo absorption, which allows relaxation of the stresses. The index changes through the stress-optic effect.
Descriptors : *GLASS FIBERS, *FIBER OPTICS, FIBERS, GLASS, INDEXES, OPTICS, RELAXATION, STRESSES, RADIATION ABSORPTION, AUSTRALIA.
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE