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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2014
  • pp: 1929–1937

Measurement of higher order chromatic dispersion in a photonic bandgap fiber: comparative study of spectral interferometric methods

T. Grósz, A. P. Kovács, M. Kiss, and R. Szipőcs  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp. 1929-1937 (2014)

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Chromatic dispersion of a 37 cm long, solid-core photonic bandgap (PBG) fiber was studied in the wavelength range of 740–840 nm with spectral interferometry employing a Mach–Zehnder interferometer and a high resolution spectrometer. The interferometer was illuminated by a Ti:sapphire laser providing 20 fs pulses. A comparative study has been carried out to find the most accurate spectral phase retrieval method that is suitable for measuring higher order chromatic dispersion. The stationary phase point, the minima–maxima, the cosine function fit, the Fourier transform, and the windowed Fourier transform methods were tested. It was shown that out of these five techniques, the Fourier-transform method provided the dispersion coefficients with the highest accuracy, and it could also detect rapid phase changes in the vicinity of leaking mode frequencies within the transmission band of the PBG fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2014
Published: March 19, 2014

T. Grósz, A. P. Kovács, M. Kiss, and R. Szipőcs, "Measurement of higher order chromatic dispersion in a photonic bandgap fiber: comparative study of spectral interferometric methods," Appl. Opt. 53, 1929-1937 (2014)

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