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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 508–515

Real-time index profile measurement during GRIN glass fabrication

Susan Houde-Walter and Duncan T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 508-515 (1988)

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A new instrument for measuring the evolution of index profiles during diffusion in hot (500°C) glass is presented. This instrument, called the oven interferometer, has a spatial resolution of 10 μm at 0.6471 μm and a phase resolution of λ/50. The development of index profiles with both time-dependent and constant boundary conditions is shown.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 18, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Susan Houde-Walter and Duncan T. Moore, "Real-time index profile measurement during GRIN glass fabrication," Appl. Opt. 27, 508-515 (1988)

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