Axial stress changes in optical fibres on fusion splicing
XM Goh, N Dragomir, A Roberts
2007 Joint International Conference on Optical Internet and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, COIN-ACOFT 2007 | Published : 2007
The application of Quantitative phase microscopy with polarised light for the measurement of retardation and birefringence is demonstrated. This method permits axial stress measurements in an optical fibre and is here used to examine stress changes in the splice region between two fusion-spliced fibres.