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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2365–2369

Viewing Refractive-Index Profiles and Small-Scale Inhomogeneities in Glass Optical Fibers: Some Techniques

C. A. Burrus and R. D. Standley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 2365-2369 (1974)

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Methods which have proved to be useful for measuring core–cladding refractive-index differences, for approximating refractive-index profiles, and for viewing various inhomogeneities in solid multimode optical fibers are described. Optical, transmission-interference,and scanning-electron-beam microscopy have been used, and the illustrations include examples of photomicrographs made by each of these techniques.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 14, 1974
Published: October 1, 1974

C. A. Burrus and R. D. Standley, "Viewing Refractive-Index Profiles and Small-Scale Inhomogeneities in Glass Optical Fibers: Some Techniques," Appl. Opt. 13, 2365-2369 (1974)

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