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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1–5

Standard optical coaxial double fiber diameter and refractive index measurement, accuracy, and precision using light scattering at normal incidence

Fumiaki Tajima, Yoshio Nishiyama, Noriyoshi Hiroi, and Yoshihide Hashimoto  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 1-5 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.000001


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Abstract

A plane-polarized laser wave with a wavelength of 441.6 nm illuminates a cladding optical fiber with a diameter of about 18 to 38 μ m at normal incidence. A measured angular distribution of the intensity of the scattered wave corresponds well with the differential cross section of a rigorous theoretical calculation of a coaxial double cylinder over a wide range of scattering angle. The diameter and refractive index of the cladding and core of the illuminated part of a fiber have been determined accurately for each uncertainty.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2009
Published: December 3, 2009

Citation
Fumiaki Tajima, Yoshio Nishiyama, Noriyoshi Hiroi, and Yoshihide Hashimoto, "Standard optical coaxial double fiber diameter and refractive index measurement, accuracy, and precision using light scattering at normal incidence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1-5 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-1-1

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