We discuss the key considerations necessary to create stable fiber Bragg grating wavelength references. We describe two high-accuracy measurements to characterize the gratings, and we demonstrate gratings with wavelength stability better than 1 pm over 75 days.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
S. D. Dyer, J. D. Kofler, R. J. Espejo, and S. M. Etzel, "Stability of fiber Bragg grating wavelength calibration references," in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper MD1.
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