Acoustic microscopy of cladded optical fibers

Jen, C.K., Neron, C., Bussiere, J.F., Abe, K., Li, L., Lowe, R. and Kushibiki, J. (1989) Acoustic microscopy of cladded optical fibers. In, Proceedings of Ultrasonics Symposium 1989. IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Piscataway, United States, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 831-835. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.1989.67104).


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Leaky surface acoustic wave velocity (vLSAW) and attenuation (αLSAW) profiles across the diameters of cladded glass fibers or fiber preforms are presented. Optical fibers with different dopants such as GeO2, F, B2O3, etc., and dopant concentrations have been investigated. The role of acoustic profiles across the core and cladding regions in the design of optical fibers for several device applications is outlined. By comparing vLSAW profiles with the corresponding optical refractive index profile, n, the relation between ΔvLSAW/vLSAW and Δn/n is obtained for several dopants. Potential applications of cylindrical glass rods with graded acoustic velocity profiles are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.1989.67104
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77515
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:58

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