A mathematical expression is derived for the shape of multiple-beam Fizeau fringes crossing a graded-index optical fiber inserted in a silvered liquid wedge. Formulas are obtained for calculating both α and Δn from fringe shifts. A formula is deduced for step-index fiber. Experimental results have been obtained from microinterferograms.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 28, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985
N. Barakat, A. A. Hamza, and A. S. Goneid, "Multiple-beam interference fringes applied to GRIN optical waveguides to determine fiber characteristics," Appl. Opt. 24, 4383-4386 (1985)