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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1098–1101

Nonlinearity of high-power optical fiber power meters at 1480 nm

Igor Vayshenker, Shao Yang, and Ralph Swafford  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1098-1101 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001098


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Abstract

We describe a calibration system that measures the nonlinearity of optical fiber power meters (OFPMs) at a maximum power of 0.6 W and a minimum power of 0.2 mW at 1480 nm . The system is based on the triplet superposition method. This system measures the nonlinearity of OFPMs by using correction factors at different powers; the system is an important tool for characterizing OFPMs at high powers in the S band. The measurement uncertainties, typically better than 0.2%, k = 2 , associated with the high-power nonlinearity system are also described.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2005

Citation
Igor Vayshenker, Shao Yang, and Ralph Swafford, "Nonlinearity of high-power optical fiber power meters at 1480 nm," Appl. Opt. 45, 1098-1101 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-6-1098


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