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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2003
  • pp: 1669–1676

Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography for photoelasticity testing of glass/epoxy composites

Jung-Taek Oh and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 14, pp. 1669-1676 (2003)

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We measure the spatial distribution of the mechanical stress induced inside translucent glass/epoxy composites by means of polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. The Stokes parameters determined from two orthogonal polarization components of the backscattered light allow the internal stress to be identified in terms of its magnitude and principal direction based on a birefringence light scattering model of glass/epoxy composites. Measurement examples show the particular case of stress concentration near a through hole and the internal structural damages caused by excessive tensile loading.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2003
Published: July 14, 2003

Jung-Taek Oh and Seung-Woo Kim, "Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography for photoelasticity testing of glass/epoxy composites," Opt. Express 11, 1669-1676 (2003)

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