Journal article

Three-dimensional refractive index reconstruction with quantitative phase tomography

NM Dragomir, XM Goh, A Roberts

MICROSCOPY RESEARCH AND TECHNIQUE | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Optical tomography based on quantitative phase microscopy is used to determine nondestructively and with high spatial resolution the three-dimensional (3D) refractive index distributions within optical fiber devices. After obtaining a series of phase images of the fiber as it is rotated around its longitudinal axis at regularly-spaced angular positions, filtered backprojection is used to reconstruct a 3D map of the refractive index. The 3D refractive index distribution of the join region between two fusion spliced optical fibers is reconstructed with accuracy better than 10(-3).

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