Fiber-diameter measurement by occlusion of a gaussian beam.


The amount of light occluded by a fiber as it passes through alaser beam can be used as the basis for fiber-diametermeasurement. This technique is analyzed with a two-dimensionalrigorous model. The occlusion seen for dielectric fibers as afunction of their diameter is highly oscillatory owing to interferencebetween the light transmitted by the fiber and the… (More)