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The complicated examine Institute on Fiber and built-in Optics used to be held at Cargese from June 23 to July 7, 1978, at a time while either fields have been present process a really fast evolution. Fiber optics communications platforms, in a multimode shape, are relocating out of laboratories and into functional use, and built-in optics is commencing to produce excessive functionality, single-mode units. furthermore, the spin-off from the technological advancements in either fields is commencing to have a transforming into influence at the normal box of experimental physics. The lectures given at Cargese and assembled the following illustrate those issues and may be of substantial curiosity to either newbies and other people already in those fields. The lectures within the first 8 chapters of the booklet care for fiber and optical communications. the second one part, chapters 9-13, is dedicated basically to built-in optics. The 3rd part, chapters 14-17, is dedicated to technical seminars and the rest chapters, 18-22, to nationwide stories and fiscal points of fiber platforms. On behalf of the organizing committee, which incorporated Drs. Unger, Arnaud, Scheggi, and Daino, i want to thank the medical Affairs department of NATO, and particularly its director, Dr. T. Kester, for allowing this complicated learn Institute to be held. additionally, we wish to provide a really heartfelt because of Marie-France Hanseler, who, aided via Aline Medernach and G. Sala, created the memorable surroundings that pervaded the Institute.

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Further Possibilities Especially in the early days of low-loss fiber technology, other well-known instruments have been successfully applied to the measurement of index profiles. We can cite scanning electron microscopy and chemical microprobing, among others. However, at least as concerns the latter method, a straightforward relationship between the refractive index and the dopant concentration has not yet been fully proved and therefore this technique is less fashionable than those we have discussed so far.

Monochromati c light till ing aperture b angular aperture Fig. 8. Schematic representation of the measurement of profile dispersion (from [27]). Early work was limited to index measurements in unclad fibers [30] or to core ellipticity measurements in step-index fibers [31]. Fig. 1 shows a simple set-up that performs ellipticity measurements by recording the fringe displacement when the fiber is rotated around its axis, as shown in Fig. 2. 997. Cumbersome calculations arose when it was suggested that core and cladding diameters and indices in step-index fibers could be measured in this way with just one experiment [32].

The Near-Field Scanning Technique Let us start with a technique which is very popular, because of its simplicity both in principle and instrumentation, in spite of some uncertainties and limitations that will be pointed out later. It is based on the following theoretical statement. If all the guided modes of a large-V-value fiber are equally excited by a narrow-band, temporally incoherent source, then the optical power density in the fiber cross section is one-to-one replica of the index profile.

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