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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 10912–10917

Index mapping for fibers with symmetric and asymmetric refractive index profiles

E. Ampem-Lassen, F. Sidiroglou, J.L. Peng, S.T. Huntington, and A. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 10912-10917 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010912


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Abstract

The application of phase imaging to refractive index profiling of an optical fiber slice is described. It is shown that the refractive index profile of axially symmetric and asymmetric optical fibers can be obtained from quantitative phase image of thin transverse optical fiber slices. Although this method requires careful and time consuming sample preparation, one advantage of this technique is that it can be applied to a wide range of optical fibers. In this paper results for both symmetric and non-symmetric fibers are presented and good agreement with the industrystandard refracted near-field technique demonstrated.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2008
Published: July 7, 2008

Citation
Eric Ampem-Lassen, Fotios Sidiroglou, Ju L. Peng, Shane T. Huntington, and A. Roberts, "Index mapping for fibres with symmetric and asymmetric refractive index profiles," Opt. Express 16, 10912-10917 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-10912


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