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High-angle light scattering to determine the optical fiber core
Author(s): Grzegorz Świrniak
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the paper is to discuss the possibility of non-invasive sizing of a step-index optical fiber with the use of a beam of light of low temporal coherence. For this purpose we examine the angular profile of light scattered from the fiber at a high angle. The scattered pattern comprises chiefly two coupled, twin rainbows and depends on the fiber physical characteristics, i.e. its dimensions, shape, and refractive index profile. In order to find a causal link between the scattering pattern and the fiber morphology, a spectral analysis (Fast Fourier Transform, FFT) is performed over the scattering intensity. From the spectral data, the core diameter of a step-index optical fiber is extracted inversely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9526, Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology V, 95261D (21 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184482
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Grzegorz Świrniak, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9526:
Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology V
Bernd Bodermann; Karsten Frenner; Richard M. Silver, Editor(s)

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