Substantial decay of the radiation-induced attenuation in optical fibers within a period of 1 h following a moderate exposure of several kilorads is a requirement envisioned for some optical communication systems. This paper extends previous measurements of recovery following pulsed irradiation1 and long term recovery in some fibers at 0.85 μm3 to include additional multimode fibers, recovery data at 1.3 μm, and the first report of the behavior of single-mode fibers in a radiation environment.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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