Halting the fuse discharge propagation using optical fiber microwires

A. M. Rocha, G. Fernandes, F. Domingues, M. Niehus, A. N. Pinto, M. Facão, P. S. André

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We report and analyze the halting of the fuse effect propagation in optical fiber microwires. The increase of the mode field diameter in the tapered region decreases the optical intensity resulting in the extinction of the fuse effect. This fiber element presents a low insertion loss and can be introduced in the optical network in order to protect the active equipment from the damage caused by the fuse effect.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)21083-21088
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number19
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2012


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