A modal dispersion measurement technique for a multimode optical fiber using an intermodal interferometer and optical frequency-domain reflectometry (OFDR) technique is demonstrated. A few-mode PCF and a commercial MMF are prepared to measure modal dispersions using our measurement technique.
© 2006 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
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
T. Ahn, S. Moon, S. Kim, K. Oh, D. Y. Kim, J. Kobelke, K. Schuster, and J. Kirchhof, " Optical Frequency-Domain Modal Dispersion Measurement in Multimode Fibers Using Intermodal Interferometer," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWI17.
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