The Influence of Gamma Radiation on Polarization Mode Dispersion of Fibers Applied in Communications
АуториSekulic, Rade S.
Slavkovic, Nikola M.
Sreckovic, Milesa Z.
Stamenovic, Miljan S.
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The fiber optics technology is constantly being developed, and is becoming an essential component of contemporary communications, medicine and industry. Fibers, their connections and system components play a major role in optical signal transmission, telecommunications, power transmission, and sensing processes using fiber technology. The two main light propagation characteristics of an optical fiber are attenuation and dispersion. The possibility of controling these parameters is of utmost importance for obtaining the requested transmission quality. This paper reports on an investigation to determine the influence of gamma radiation of Co-60 on the variation of optical fiber propagation parameters, such as polarization mode dispersion. In addition, it also considers chosen topics in the field of fiber optics technology.