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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
March 21-25, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-885-8
Tunable and Narrow Linewidth Sources (OThQ)

Ultra-Broadband Optical Chirp Linearization for Precision Length Metrology Applications

Randy R. Reibel, Peter A. Roos, Trenton J. Berg, Brant Kaylor, Nathan Greenfield, Zeb W. Barber, Christoffer J. Renner, and Wm. Randall Babbitt

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OFC.2010.OThQ2


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Abstract

We demonstrate precise linearization of ultra-broadband (>5 THz) laser frequency sweeps using a fiber-based self-heterodyne technique. Frequency errors less than 170 kHz relative to linearity were observed enabling very high resolution ranging over large distances.

© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

Citation
R. R. Reibel, P. A. Roos, T. J. Berg, B. Kaylor, N. Greenfield, Z. W. Barber, C. J. Renner, and W. R. Babbitt, "Ultra-Broadband Optical Chirp Linearization for Precision Length Metrology Applications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OThQ2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OFC-2010-OThQ2


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