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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3201–3210

Virtual reference interferometry: theory and experiment

Michael A. Galle, Simarjeet S. Saini, Waleed S. Mohammed, and Li Qian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 3201-3210 (2012)

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This work presents a detailed theoretical description of using virtual reference interferometry (VRI) for the measurement of chromatic dispersion in short fibers and components. Special consideration is given to the unique ability to reduce the bandwidth required for a measurement, to measure components in cascade, and to measure both narrowband and ultrashort devices. Measurement parameters for VRI-based systems are developed to provide an understanding of the constraints and limitations of the technique. Experimental validation of theory is then provided.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012

Michael A. Galle, Simarjeet S. Saini, Waleed S. Mohammed, and Li Qian, "Virtual reference interferometry: theory and experiment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3201-3210 (2012)

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