Accession Number : ADA583942


Title :   Refractive Index Measurement of Fibers Through Fizeau Interferometry


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 2011-30 May 2013


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Parquette, Brian E ; O'Brien, Daniel J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583942.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The optical properties of transparent polymer fibers are investigated for use in transparent composite materials using a Fizeau interferometer. Refractive index and thermo-optic measurements are performed for off-the-shelf and internally manufactured fibers. The interferometer is shown to produce accurate, repeatable results for fibers with a cross-sectional area of over 500 m2. Results show that manufacturing variables can have significant effects on the optical properties of polymer fibers, particularly birefringence.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *INTERFEROMETERS , *OPTICAL PROPERTIES , *POLYMERS , *REFRACTIVE INDEX , CROSS SECTIONS , FIBERS , MANUFACTURING , MEASUREMENT , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , REPRODUCIBILITY , VARIABLES


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE