We present a technique for measuring the chromatic dispersion of the higher order modes in kilometer lengths of fiber. The LP02 dispersion is measured for several different fibers, and accuracies better than 1% are achieved.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
J. W. Nicholson, S. Ramachandran, S. Ghalmi, E. Monberg, F. DiMarcello, M. Yan, P. Wisk, and J. Fleming, "Characterization of Dispersion in Higher Order Mode Fibers Using Electrical Spectrum Measurements," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper FK8.
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