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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2474–2479

Nondestructive measurement of refractive index profile for holey fiber preforms

Yucheng Zhao, Katja Lyytikainen, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, and Simon Fleming  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2474-2479 (2003)

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A non-destructive technique is presented to determine the refractive index profile of holey fiber preforms. The holes are filled with index matching oil and the holey preform deflection data is measured. An improved optical path-length formula and back projection method is used to reconstruct the two-dimensional filled holey fiber preform refractive index distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

Yucheng Zhao, Katja Lyytikainen, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, and Simon Fleming, "Nondestructive measurement of refractive index profile for holey fiber preforms," Opt. Express 11, 2474-2479 (2003)

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