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A Statistical Model for Cladding Diameter of Optical Fibers

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Author(s)

Chih-Ming Wang, Timothy J. Drapela

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a contact micrometer for accurate measurement of optical-fiber outer diameter. The contact micrometer is used to measure reference fibers which are artifacts used by the telecommunications industry for calibrating their own measurement systems. We present a model for diameters measured by the contact micrometer. Based on this model, the probability distribution of the diameters is derived and two diameter estimates are presented. We illustrate and compare the diameter estimates using simulated data.
Citation
Metrologia
Volume
40
Issue
No. 2

Keywords

errors-in-variables, nonlinear regression, optical fiber geometry, sampling plan, standard reference material

Citation

Wang, C. and Drapela, T. (2003), A Statistical Model for Cladding Diameter of Optical Fibers, Metrologia (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017