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Project: Fuse effect on optical fibers

Acronym: FEFOF
Main Objective:
The project focuses on the feasibility to study the effects of propagation high power signals on optical fibers.
The following sub-objectives, will be attained:
a) To accurately model the catastrophic fuse effect and foresee its evolution in accordance with the fiber type and propagation power.
b) To systematically obtain the ignition and propagation power threshold for different types of fibers (SMF, DSF and NZDFS) for several bending conditions and analyze the impact of aging in these values.
c) To fully understand and predict the damage produced in several types of optical connectors.
d) Develop a solution to isolate the propagation of the catastrophic fuse effect (fuse stopper).
This project will integrate a heterogeneous research group with knowledge in different research areas, such as telecommunications, optics and material science. This multidisciplinary group has the potential to deeply emerge in this subject in order to fully understand the problem and to successfully conclude the project objectives.
Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/72025/2006
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-11-2007
End Date: 01-10-2010
Team: Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre, Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Antonio Luis Jesus Teixeira, Mário Jose Neves de Lima, João de Lemos Pinto, José Rodrigues Ferreira da Rocha
Groups: Optical Communication Systems and Networking – Av
Local Coordinator: Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre
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