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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2003
  • pp: 601–603

Accurate noncontact optical fiber diameter measurement with spectral interferometry

J. Jasapara, E. Monberg, F. DiMarcello, and J. W. Nicholson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 601-603 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000601


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Abstract

A new technique using spectral interferometry to measure optical fiber dimensions with interferometric accuracy better than 0.01 µm is presented. The method can potentially be used for online monitoring and control during fiber draw.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements

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J. Jasapara, E. Monberg, F. DiMarcello, and J. W. Nicholson, "Accurate noncontact optical fiber diameter measurement with spectral interferometry," Opt. Lett. 28, 601-603 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-8-601


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References

  1. Many companies, such as Anritsu, TSI, Lasermike, and TLA, manufacture commercial laser diameter gauges that work with the shadowing technique, in which a laser beam is scanned across an object, and the transmitted light is analyzed for retrieval of the dimension of the object.
  2. L. S. Watkins, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 767 (1974).
  3. D. H. Smithgall, L. S. Watkins, and R. E. Frazee, Jr., Appl. Opt. 16, 2395 (1977).

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