We demonstrate a technique for measuring the nonlinear-coefficient of a fiber spool/span using the optical and RF clock tones. We measure the variation in these tones induced by SPM and relate them to the nonlinear-coefficient.
© 2004 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
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
S. M. R. Motaghian Nezam, J. McGeehan, R. Gholizadeh, and A. Willner, "Measuring the nonlinear coefficient of a fiber span using optical and RF clock tone monitoring," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThLL5.