40-word commentary: A phenomenon of light-induced
catastrophic destruction of optical fibers for a long distance. It
is initiated by spot-heating of an optical fiber delivering a few
watts of light, which generats a bright spot in the core running to
the light source.
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to arc discharge provided by a fusion splicer”, Scientific Reports, 6,
p. 25366 (2016).
- S. Todoroki: “Quantitative evaluation of fiber fuse initiation probability in
typical single-mode fibers”, Optical Fiber Communication ConferenceOptical
Society of America (2015).
(W2A.33; Los Angeles, CA, 25 March 2015).
- S. Todoroki: “Fiber fuse -- light-induced continuous breakdown of silica
glass optical fiber”, NIMS Monographs, Springer Japan, Tokyo (2014).