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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1987
  • pp: 158–160

Optical coherence-domain reflectometry: a new optical evaluation technique

Robert C. Youngquist, Sally Carr, and D. E. N. Davies  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 158-160 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000158


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Abstract

An optical evaluation technique is described that is suitable for determining the positions and magnitudes of reflection sites within miniature optical assemblies. This method utilizes the coherence effects exhibited by a broadband optical source and is referred to as optical coherence-domain reflectometry. Background theory is given, and experimental results have demonstrated a resolution of 10 μm with an optical dynamic range of more than 100 dB.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 1986
Published: March 1, 1987

Citation
Robert C. Youngquist, Sally Carr, and D. E. N. Davies, "Optical coherence-domain reflectometry: a new optical evaluation technique," Opt. Lett. 12, 158-160 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-3-158


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