Nondestructive determination of cladding thickness in D-fibers

TitleNondestructive determination of cladding thickness in D-fibers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsChandani, S. M., A. Kulpa, and N. A. F. Jaeger
JournalPhotonics Technology Letters, IEEE
Volume18
Pagination1082 -1084
Date Publishedmay.
ISSN1041-1135
Keywordscladding thickness, D-fibers, nondestructive measurement, optical fibre cladding, optical fibre testing, power transmission, thickness measurement
Abstract

We present a simple nondestructive method for determining the cladding thickness, to the fiber flat, in D-shaped optical fibers. Here, the thickness of the cladding is determined by immersing a section of the fiber in a thermooptic oil and monitoring the power transmission as a function of the temperature of the oil. Fitting the response to theoretical models provides an accurate determination of the cladding thickness.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2006.873335
DOI10.1109/LPT.2006.873335

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