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Index Mapping for Fibers with Symmetric and Asymmetric Refractive Index Profiles

Ampem-Lassen, Eric and Sidiroglou, Fotios and Peng, J. L and Hungtington, S. T and Roberts, Ann (2008) Index Mapping for Fibers with Symmetric and Asymmetric Refractive Index Profiles. Optics Express, 16 (15). pp. 10912-10917. ISSN 1094-4087

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18990. fiber characterization, fiber measurements, symmetric and asymmetric optical fibers, optical fiber, industry-standard
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 01:21
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 03:19
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3474
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