Radiation Sensing Fibers

Harsh Environment Fibers

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For radiation sensing in all radiation sensitive area: high energy physics, nuclear power plants, space, medical labs
Radiation sensing is of prime importance in many challenging areas such as high energy physics laboratory, medical labs and even in space for both equipment and personnel protection. Radiation measurement through point by point detectors can be cumbersome and become extremely costly for vast laboratories. Radiation mapping through distributed measurement technology literally replaces potentially tens or hundreds of point detectors by a single optical fiber cable running through your facility. Optical fiber based radiation sensing is thus a a real game-changer. More fibers are available on stock and we have furthermore the ability to custom design your fiber based on your specific application. Do not hesitate to contact us with your specific technical requirements.


Benefits & Features

  • distributed radiation measurement
  • personnel protection
  • Outstanding mechanical protection


  • High energy physics laboratory
  • Medical
  • Nuclear facilities

Main specifications



Product Specification Datasheet
IXF-RAD-SENSE-HI High sensitivity, low dose measurement
Acrylate coating
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IXF-RAD-SENSE-SM-1550 Medium to high dose measurement
Acrylate coating
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IXF-RAD-SENSE-SM-1550-PI Medium to high dose measurement
Acrylate coating
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    Jeoffray Vidalot, Cosimo Campanella, Julien Dachicourt, Claude Marcandella, Olivier Duhamel, Adriana Morana, David Poujols, Gilles Assaillit, Marc Gaillardin, Aziz Boukenter, Youcef Ouerdane, Sylvain Girard and Philippe Paillet

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    The fiber tested was a multimode (MM) nitrogen-doped fiber (~50 μm large core) manufactured by Exail (Lannion, France), in the framework of collaboration with Laboratoire Hubert Curien of Université Jean Monnet (St Etienne—France) and CEA.

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  • Near Infrared Radiation Induced Attenuation in Aluminosilicate Optical Fibers

    A. Alessi, S. Girard, A. Boukenter, Y Ouerdane (Lab. Hubert Curien); A. Guttilla, S. Agnello, M. Cannas (Univ. di Palermo); D. Di Francesca, G. Li Vecchi (CERN), C. Sabatier,T. Robin (iXblue)

    Journal of Lightwave Technology – June 2019

    The on-line X-ray radiation induced attenuation(RIA) has been studied in different aluminosilicate optical fibers. In details, by detecting the near infrared domain employing single mode optical fibers differing for Al content (2.2-4.5 weight per cent), core sizes, …

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  • Qualification and Calibration of Single Mode Phosphosilicate Optical Fiber for Dosimetry at CERN

    D. Di Francesca, G. Li Vecchi, M. Brugger, Y. Kadi (CERN); S. Girard, A. Morana, I. Eghhioua, A. Alessi (Lab. Hubert Curien); C. Hoehr (TRIUMF); T. Robin (iXblue)

    Journal of Lightwave Technology – May 2019

    We report the results of several complementary radiation tests to qualify and calibrate a highly radiation sensitive Single-Mode (SM) Optical Fiber (OF) for distributed dosimetry application at CERN…

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  • Radiation Effects on Aluminosilicate Optical Fibers: Spectral Investigations From the Ultraviolet to Near-Infrared Domains

    A. Alessi, S. Girard, A. Boukenter, Y Ouerdane (Lab. Hubert Curien); A. Guttilla, S. Agnello, M. Cannas (Univ. di Palermo); T. Robin (iXblue)

    Physica status solidi -September 2018

    Online X-ray radiation induced attenuation (RIA) has been performed in aluminosilicate optical fibers having different Al concentrations. The studied UV-visible spectral range revealed the presence of absorption bands related to Al defects…

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  • Operating Temperature Range of Phosphorous-doped Optical Fiber Dosimeters exploiting Infrared Radiation-Induced Attenuation

    A. Morana, C. Campanella, E. Marin, G. Li Vecchi, D. Di Francesca; A. Boukenter, Y. Ouerdane, S. Girard (Lab. Hubert Curien); G. Mélin, T. Robin (iXblue); F. Mady, M. Benabdesselam (Univ Côte d’Azur); J. Mekki, N. Balcon (CNES)

    IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science – 20th January

    Point or distributed optical fiber-based dosimeters can exploit the observed linear dependence of the Radiation Induced Attenuation (RIA) at 1550 nm in phosphosilicate optical fibers to monitor the Total Ionizing Dose (TID). The temperature dependence of the radiation-sensitivity coefficients at 1550 nm (expressed in dB km-1 Gy-1)…

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