18 September 1996 New scattering method for the measurement of optical fiber outer dimension
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Proceedings Volume 2782, Optical Inspection and Micromeasurements; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.250808
Event: Lasers, Optics, and Vision for Productivity in Manufacturing I, 1996, Besancon, France
A new contactless method is presented to measure the variations in the outer diameter of an optical fiber. The fiber is illuminated by a cw He-Ne laser beam that is perpendicular to its axis. The technique is based on an analysis of the light scattered by the fiber in a direction nearly perpendicular to the incident beam. This part of the pattern is very sensitive to a variation in the fiber outer diameter. A method to monitor the outer diameter during the drawing of the fiber has been deduced from the computation of the scattering pattern.
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Henri Gagnaire, Henri Gagnaire, Claude Brehm, Claude Brehm, } "New scattering method for the measurement of optical fiber outer dimension", Proc. SPIE 2782, Optical Inspection and Micromeasurements, (18 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.250808; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.250808

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