Abstract

Scattering from an apparently perfect fiber, placed perpendicular to a laser beam, produces an out of plane scattering pattern containing an internal structure not predicted by simple fiber scattering theory. A photographic study of light scattered from twisted fibers shows that the effect is due to periodic disturbances along the fiber axis that act as coherent scattering centers.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

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