A precise method of measuring core center dispersion in single-mode fiber arrays is presented. This approach dispenses with the use of high-precision linear translation stages and is based on a direct comparison of the fiber core center position to a simple lithographically patterned template. Combining image recognition and efficient processing algorithm, the fiber-core center positions of fiber arrays can be determined with precision of order of 0.1 μm, in both longitudinal and transversal directions. Complementary information about the position of fibers within v-grooves as well as bending of multifiber arrays can be also obtained.
- Optical fiber
- Optical waveguides