Fiber fuse

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.
  1. S. Todoroki: “Quantitative evaluation of fiber fuse initiation with exposure to arc discharge provided by a fusion splicer”, Scientific Reports, 6, p. 25366 (2016).

  2. 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).
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  3. S. Todoroki: “Fiber fuse -- light-induced continuous breakdown of silica glass optical fiber”, NIMS Monographs, Springer Japan, Tokyo (2014).
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