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Taper Measurement Techniques
Author(s): Sheldon E. Glazer
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Paper Abstract

A sudden increase in the availability of low cost fiber optic tapers has given rise not only to many new and interesting applications, but also to a myriad of measurement and specification difficulties. As with all fiber optic components, the method of specifying and measuring the optical parameters has not been easy. These difficulties, however, are compounded in the case of fiber optic tapers. This paper will endeavor to explain why a variation in fiber diameter along the length of the taper greatly complicates the measurement gathering process for distortion, transmittance and resolution. In addition, measurement techniques based on the fiber diameter variation will be explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1973
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0031, Fiber Optics Comes of Age III, (1 April 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953576
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Sheldon E. Glazer, The Bendix Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0031:
Fiber Optics Comes of Age III
Walter P. Siegmund; Clyde T. Holliday, Editor(s)

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