Refractive index profiling of axisymmetric optical fibres using quantitative phase microscopy

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Ampem-Lassen, Eric, Roberts, Ann, Nugent, Keith, Baxter, Gregory W, Dragomir, Nicoleta and Huntington, Shane (2002) Refractive index profiling of axisymmetric optical fibres using quantitative phase microscopy. In: Proceedings of the 27th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology : co-located with the Australian Institute of Physics, 15th Biennial Congress 2002; Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Monday, 8 July t. Photonics Institute, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 128-130.


We describe a non-destructive and accurate fibre refractive index profiling method with high spatial resolution based on Quantitative Phase Microscopy. This technique entails taking a series of three bright-field images of an axisymmetric optical fibre with a conventional microscope, consisting of an in-focus image, and a pair of slightly defocused images. Using an algorithm based on the transport of intensity equation we can then calculate the phase across the fibre. Once the phase is known, it is then analysed using the inverse Abel transform. The refractive index profiles recovered using this method are shown to agree well with a commercial profiling instrument.

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 0958118205
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID: 5019, optical fibers, refractive index profiling, quantitative phase microscopy
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