A fiber diameter variation measurement system is described which is capable of measuring transparent fibers with 0.02% diameter resolution and 6-μm axial resolution at a measurement rate of 1 kHz and with a working distance of >100 mm. The principles of its operation are discussed in detail, and experimental confirmation of its performance is reported. A theoretical calculation of the optimum obtainable diameter resolution for a given set of experimental parameters is also presented.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 12, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985
Martin M. Fejer, Gregory A. Magel, and Robert L. Byer, "High-speed high-resolution fiber diameter variation measurement system," Appl. Opt. 24, 2362-2368 (1985)