We present the preliminary results of a metrological standard for fiber Bragg gratings. This device is based on well-established wavemeter concepts and allows for the <i>a priori</i> determination of Bragg resonances that are verifiable and accurate. Although the concept is demonstrated here with small-fringe-number samplings, the production and detection of images of 50,000 metering fringes was easily accomplished with a nonidealized imaging system. Thus, since the system is characteristically similar to a standard wavemeter, increased fringe counts produce accurate frequency counter ratios for the determination of Bragg resonances, allowing for its application as a universal metering tool for many holographic systems.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
Kenneth R. Samuel, Donald R. Lyons, and Guang-yao Yan, "Realization of a Bragg Reflection Filter Wavemeter," Appl. Opt. 39, 5755-5761 (2000)