Abstract

A non-destructive technique to measure an optical fiber's refractive index profile with sub-$\mu$m spatial resolution over a wavelength range spanning more than one octave (from 480 to 1040 nm) in a single measurement is described. Data showing the variation of refractive index with wavelength for several fiber types is presented.

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2007 (1)

N. Warnasooriya, M. K. Kim, "LED-based multi-wavelength phase imaging interference microscopy," Opt. Exp. 15, 9239-9247 (2007).

2006 (2)

A. Yang, W. Li, G. Yuan, J. Dong, J. Zhang, "Measuring the refractive indexes of liquids with a capillary tube interferometer," Appl. Opt. 45, 7993-7998 (2006).

N. M. Dragomir, G. W. Baxter, A. Roberts, "Phase-sensitive imaging techniques applied to optical fibre characterisation," IEE Proc.—Optoelectron. 153, 217-221 (2006).

2005 (2)

2002 (1)

O. V. Butov, K. M. Golant, A. L. Tomashuk, M. J. N. van Stralen, A. H. E. Breuls, "Refractive index dispersion of doped silica for fiber optics," Opt. Commun. 213, 301-308 (2002).

1994 (1)

M. Sochacka, "Optical fibers profiling by phase-stepping transverse interferometry," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 19-23 (1994).

1990 (1)

T. J. Parker, "Dispersive Fourier transform spectroscopy," Contemp. Phys. 31, 335-353 (1990).

1984 (1)

1979 (1)

1976 (2)

H. M. Presby, I. P. Kaminow, "Binary silica optical fibers: Refractive index and profile dispersion measurements," Appl Opt. 15, 3029-3036 (1976).

E. C. T. Chao, "The application of quantitative interference microscopy to mineralogic and petrologic investigations," Amer. Mineralogist 61, 212-228 (1976).

Amer. Mineralogist (1)

E. C. T. Chao, "The application of quantitative interference microscopy to mineralogic and petrologic investigations," Amer. Mineralogist 61, 212-228 (1976).

Appl Opt. (1)

H. M. Presby, I. P. Kaminow, "Binary silica optical fibers: Refractive index and profile dispersion measurements," Appl Opt. 15, 3029-3036 (1976).

Appl. Opt. (6)

Contemp. Phys. (1)

T. J. Parker, "Dispersive Fourier transform spectroscopy," Contemp. Phys. 31, 335-353 (1990).

IEE Proc.—Optoelectron. (1)

N. M. Dragomir, G. W. Baxter, A. Roberts, "Phase-sensitive imaging techniques applied to optical fibre characterisation," IEE Proc.—Optoelectron. 153, 217-221 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

M. Sochacka, "Optical fibers profiling by phase-stepping transverse interferometry," J. Lightw. Technol. 12, 19-23 (1994).

Opt. Commun. (1)

O. V. Butov, K. M. Golant, A. L. Tomashuk, M. J. N. van Stralen, A. H. E. Breuls, "Refractive index dispersion of doped silica for fiber optics," Opt. Commun. 213, 301-308 (2002).

Opt. Exp. (1)

N. Warnasooriya, M. K. Kim, "LED-based multi-wavelength phase imaging interference microscopy," Opt. Exp. 15, 9239-9247 (2007).

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

F. El-Diasty, "Characterization of optical fibres by two- and multiple-beam interferometry," Opt. Lasers Eng. 46, 291-305 (2008).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (11)

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A. D. Yablon, "Multi-wavelength optical fiber refractive index profiling by spatially resolved fourier transform spectroscopy," OFC/NFOEC San DiegoCA (2009) Postdeadline Paper PDP A2.

A. D. Yablon, Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing (Springer, 2005).

T. Kimura, Optical Fiber Transmission (North Holland, 1986).

D. Marcuse, Principles of Optical Fiber Measurement (Academic, 1981).

V. Saptari, Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE press, 2003).

J. Schwider, Progr. Optics XXVIII (Elsevier, 1990) pp. 272-359.

H. Schreiber, J. H. Bruning, Optical Shop Testing (Wiley, 2007) pp. 547-666.

Igor Pro ver. 6.10Beta, Wavemetrics, P.O. Box 2088, Lake Oswego, OR. www.wavemetrics.com.

M. J. Adams, An Introduction to Optical Waveguide (Wiley, 1981) pp. 244-245.

M. Pluta, Advanced Light Microscopy vol. 3: Measuring Techniques (Elsevier, 1993).

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