Leakography: Visualization of Losses in Fibers and Fiber-Optics Systems Using Liquid Crystals
Abbreviated Journal Title
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol. Sect. A-Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.
Nematics; liquid crystals scattering; fiber optics; tapers; Crystallography
It is experimentally demonstrated that liquid crystals can play the role of 'streak cameras' and visualize traces of leakage of optical radiation from microscopic areas of essential fiber-optics components such as tapers, couplers, switches, as well as from uncontrollable inhomogeneity regions and imperfections. By that, extended regions of fibers can be simultaneously monitored and distribution of strain and temperature in long fibers visualized.
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section a-Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
"Leakography: Visualization of Losses in Fibers and Fiber-Optics Systems Using Liquid Crystals" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2277.