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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)

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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.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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

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)

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