23 May 1980 Determination Of The Anisotropy Of Optical Fibers Preforms
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Proceedings Volume 0213, Optics and Photonics Applied to Communication and Processing; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958393
Event: Optics, Photonics, and Iconics Engineering Meeting, 1979, Strasbourg, France
Abstract
An experimental procedure to determine the optical anisotropy of optical fibers is proposed. The index differences nz -nr and nz-ne , where (r,e,z) is a cylindrical coordinate system associated to the cylindrical preform, are determined by measuring the change of state of polarisation when a laser beam (reduced in diameter) crosses the preform perpendicular to the axis and at different distances from it. The internal stresses which give rise to this anisotropy may influence the quality of the fiber obtained from the preform, and these stresses could then be modified by thermal treatment. If this is the case, our procedure could be used to control preforms before ftbering.
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Serge Steinblatt, "Determination Of The Anisotropy Of Optical Fibers Preforms", Proc. SPIE 0213, Optics and Photonics Applied to Communication and Processing, (23 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958393; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958393
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