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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1228–1233

Non-invasive characterization of microstructured optical fibers using Fourier domain optical coherence tomography

J. C. Jasapara  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1228-1233 (2005)

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Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) is used to non-invasively measure properties of the hole pattern in microstructured fibers. Features in the FDOCT data are interpreted and related to the hole diameter and spacing. Measurement examples are demonstrated for three different fibers with one hole, three holes at the vertices of an equilateral triangle, and a full triangular lattice. These studies provide the first path to real time monitoring of microstructured fibers during their draw.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2005
Published: February 21, 2005

J. C. Jasapara, "Non-invasive characterization of microstructured optical fibers using Fourier domain optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 13, 1228-1233 (2005)

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