Overview

optical fiber for nuclear environment

Coatings for harsh environment

For more than a decade iXblue has developed a unique know-how in the design of optical fibers in radiative environments such as nuclear power plants, high energy physics labs, nuclear waste repository sites and even all the way into space. iXblue develops and maintains a comprehensive product line of fibers designed to fit many of such applications. Our fibers can be used for data transmission, sensing or experiment monitoring.

More fibers are available on stock and we have furthermore the ability to custom design your fiber based on your specific application. Do not hesitate to contact us with your specific technical requirements.

specialty optical fiber

Highlights

Benefits & Features

  • Low radiation induced attenuation
  • Low bending losses
  • Chemical core compositions adapted to each radiative environment
  • Large choice of coatings for harsh environments
  • Outstanding mechanical protection

 

Applications

  • Nuclear Environment
  • High energy physics
  • Space

Main Specifications

Datasheet

Products

IXF-SM-1550-125-0.14-HT

Low radiation level

Acrylate coating

 

More infos
Qty Price per meter
1-19 7.50 €/m
>20 m 6.50 €/m
€7.50
Unit = m
Typical RIA @ 1550 nm for 1 MGy (y ray) ∼ 100 dB/km
Core NA: 0.14

Low radiation level

Acrylate coating

 

IXF-SM-1550-125-0.14-PI

Low radiation level

Polyimide coating

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Qty Price per meter
1-19 m 8.00 €/m
>20 m 7.00 €/m
€8.00
Unit = m
Typical RIA @ 1550 nm for 1 MGy (y ray) ∼ 100 dB/km

Low radiation level

Polyimide coating

IXF-RAD-SM-1550-0.14-HT

High radiation level

Acrylate coating

More infos
Qty Price per meter
1-19 m 13.00 €/m
>20 m 12.00 €/m
€13.00
Unit = m
Typical RIA @ 1550 nm for 1 MGy (y ray) ∼ 25 dB/km

High radiation level

Acrylate coating

IXF-RAD-SM-1550-0.14-PI

High radiation level

Polyimide coating

More infos
Qty Price per meter
1-19 m 14.00 €/m
>20 m 13.00 €/m
€14.00
Unit = m
Typical RIA @ 1550 nm for 1 MGy (y ray) ∼ 25 dB/km

High radiation level

Polyimide coating

IXF-RAD-SM-1550-0.14-AL

High radiation level

Aluminum coating

 

More infos
Qty Price per meter
1-19 m 80.00 €/m
>20 m 70.00 €/m
€80.00
Unit = m
Typical RIA @ 1550 nm for 1 MGy (y ray) ∼ 25 dB/km

High radiation level

Aluminum coating

 

Publications

Combined effect of radiation and temperature: towards optical fibers suited to distributed sensing in extreme radiation environments

G. Mélin, A. Barnini, A. Morana, S. Girard, P. Guitton & R. Montron

30th Conference on Radiation and its Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS 2019)

September 2019

 

Combined effect of radiation and temperature on the response of polyimide coated radiation hardened single-mode fibers is investigated in the context of distributed monitoring of large nuclear  infrastructures. Radiation induced attenuation (RIA) is evaluated for doses ranging from 1 to 10 MGy(SiO2) and temperatures up to ~250 °C.

Radiation resistant single-mode fiber with different coatings for sensing in high dose environments

G. Mélin, P. Guitton, R. Montron, T. Gotter, T. Robin, B. Overton, A. Morana, S. Rizzolo & S. Girard

IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

10 December 2018

 

A radiation single-mode optical fiber has been specifically developed for distributed sensing in harsh environments associated with MGy(SiO2) dose radiation. Different types of coating have been used: acrylate, polyimide, aluminum that allow extending the range of accessible temperatures up to 400°C...

 

 

Radiation hardened temperature measurement chain based on femtosecond laser written FBGs in a specific optical fiber

G. Mélin, L. Lablonde, T. Robin, J. Kuhnhenn, U. Weinand, A. Morana, S. Girard, E. Marin, J. Périsse, J.S. Genot, J. Grelin, L. Hutter, J.R. Macé, A. Boukenter & Y. Ouerdane

5th Workshop on Specialty Optical Fiber and Their Applications

October 2017

 

A radiation resistant temperature measurement chain based on femtosecond laser written FBGs is described. First results confirm a suitable design to withstand foreseen harsh nuclear envirnoment both in term of temperature and cumulated dose.