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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2061–2063

Refractive-index profiling of optical fibers with axial symmetry by use of quantitative phase microscopy

A. Roberts, E. Ampem-Lassen, A. Barty, K. A. Nugent, G. W. Baxter, N. M. Dragomir, and S. T. Huntington  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 2061-2063 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.002061


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Abstract

The application of quantitative phase microscopy to refractive-index profiling of optical fibers is demonstrated. Phase images of axially symmetric optical fibers immersed in index-matching fluid are obtained, and the inverse Abel transform is used to obtain the radial refractive-index profile. This technique is straightforward, nondestructive, repeatable, and accurate. Excellent agreement, to within approximately 0.0005, between this method and the index profile obtained with a commercial profiler is obtained.

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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

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A. Roberts, E. Ampem-Lassen, A. Barty, K. A. Nugent, G. W. Baxter, N. M. Dragomir, and S. T. Huntington, "Refractive-index profiling of optical fibers with axial symmetry by use of quantitative phase microscopy," Opt. Lett. 27, 2061-2063 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-23-2061


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