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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 3796–3803

Enhanced method for the reconstruction of zero-dispersion wavelength maps of optical fibers by measurement of continuous-wave four-wave mixing efficiency

Miguel González-Herráez, Pedro Corredera, Maria L. Hernanz, and Jose A. Méndez  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 19, pp. 3796-3803 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.003796


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Abstract

The zero-dispersion wavelength map of an optical fiber can be obtained from measurement of end-to-end four-wave mixing efficiency at various wavelengths. A fast and unambiguous algorithm for reconstruction of the zero-dispersion wavelength map of an optical fiber by measurement of four-wave mixing efficiency is proposed. This method can produce high-resolution results in a few seconds. We also study the limitations of this technique that are due to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD). Simple practical rules to avoid the effects of PMD in such measurements are established.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Citation
Miguel González-Herráez, Pedro Corredera, Maria L. Hernanz, and Jose A. Méndez, "Enhanced method for the reconstruction of zero-dispersion wavelength maps of optical fibers by measurement of continuous-wave four-wave mixing efficiency," Appl. Opt. 41, 3796-3803 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-19-3796


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