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Investigation of the Incorporation of Cerium Ions in MCVD-Silica Glass Preforms for Remote Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimetry

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Univ-Lille, CNRS, UMR 8523-PhLAM-Physique des Lasers Atomes et Molécules, F-59000 Lille, France
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Laboratoire H. Curien, Univ Lyon, UJM-CNRS-IOGS, 18 Rue du Pr. Benoît Lauras, F-42000 Saint-Etienne, France
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Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, SIGMA Clermont, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Academic Editors: Agostino Iadicicco, Andrei Stancalie, Flavio Esposito and Stefania Campopiano
Sensors 2021, 21(10), 3362; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103362
Received: 9 April 2021 / Revised: 30 April 2021 / Accepted: 8 May 2021 / Published: 12 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Fiber Sensors in Radiation Environments)
The incorporation of Ce3+ ions in silicate glasses is a crucial issue for luminescence-based sensing applications. In this article, we report on silica glass preforms doped with cerium ions fabricated by modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) under different atmospheres in order to favor the Ce3+ oxidation state. Structural analysis and photophysical investigations are performed on the obtained glass rods. The preform fabricated under reducing atmosphere presents the highest photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (QY). This preform drawn into a 125 µm-optical fiber, with a Ce-doped core diameter of about 40 µm, is characterized to confirm the presence of Ce3+ ions inside this optical fiber core. The fiber is then tested in an all-fibered X-ray dosimeter configuration. We demonstrate that this fiber allows the remote monitoring of the X-ray dose rate (flux) through a radioluminescence (RL) signal generated around 460 nm. The response dependence of RL versus dose rate exhibits a linear behavior over five decades, at least from 330 µGy(SiO2)/s up to 22.6 Gy(SiO2)/s. These results attest the potentialities of the MCVD-made Ce-doped material, obtained under reducing atmosphere, for real-time remote ionizing radiation dosimetry. View Full-Text
Keywords: cerium; silica glass preforms; photoluminescence; optical fiber sensors; radioluminescence; X-ray dosimetry cerium; silica glass preforms; photoluminescence; optical fiber sensors; radioluminescence; X-ray dosimetry
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Cieslikiewicz-Bouet, M.; El Hamzaoui, H.; Ouerdane, Y.; Mahiou, R.; Chadeyron, G.; Bigot, L.; Delplace-Baudelle, K.; Habert, R.; Plus, S.; Cassez, A.; Bouwmans, G.; Bouazaoui, M.; Morana, A.; Boukenter, A.; Girard, S.; Capoen, B. Investigation of the Incorporation of Cerium Ions in MCVD-Silica Glass Preforms for Remote Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimetry. Sensors 2021, 21, 3362. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103362

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Cieslikiewicz-Bouet M, El Hamzaoui H, Ouerdane Y, Mahiou R, Chadeyron G, Bigot L, Delplace-Baudelle K, Habert R, Plus S, Cassez A, Bouwmans G, Bouazaoui M, Morana A, Boukenter A, Girard S, Capoen B. Investigation of the Incorporation of Cerium Ions in MCVD-Silica Glass Preforms for Remote Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimetry. Sensors. 2021; 21(10):3362. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103362

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Cieslikiewicz-Bouet, Monika, Hicham El Hamzaoui, Youcef Ouerdane, Rachid Mahiou, Geneviève Chadeyron, Laurent Bigot, Karen Delplace-Baudelle, Rémi Habert, Stéphane Plus, Andy Cassez, Géraud Bouwmans, Mohamed Bouazaoui, Adriana Morana, Aziz Boukenter, Sylvain Girard, and Bruno Capoen. 2021. "Investigation of the Incorporation of Cerium Ions in MCVD-Silica Glass Preforms for Remote Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimetry" Sensors 21, no. 10: 3362. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103362

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