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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1994
  • pp: 7472–7476

Optical-fiber diameter determination by scattering at oblique incidence

Erna Frins, Horacio Failache, José Ferrari, Germán Da Costa, and Arturo Lezama  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 31, pp. 7472-7476 (1994)

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A new nondestructive method for determination of the outer diameter of optical fibers is described. The principle of this technique is based on observing interference maxima in the scattered light from a fiber that is side illuminated by a laser beam at oblique incidence. This technique is easy to implement and can be applied to a fiber with an inhomogeneous and large core.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 20, 1993
Published: November 1, 1994

Erna Frins, Horacio Failache, José Ferrari, Germán Da Costa, and Arturo Lezama, "Optical-fiber diameter determination by scattering at oblique incidence," Appl. Opt. 33, 7472-7476 (1994)

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