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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5845–5851

Analysis and suppression of nonlinear frequency modulation in an optical frequency-domain reflectometer

Kivilcim Yüksel, Marc Wuilpart, and Patrice Mégret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5845-5851 (2009)

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A new method for monitoring the nonlinearities perturbing the optical frequency sweep in high speed tunable laser sources is presented. The swept-frequency monitoring system comprises a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and simple signal processing steps. It has been implemented in a coherent optical frequency domain reflectometer which allowed to drastically reduce the effects of nonlinear sweep, resulting to a spatial resolution enhancement of 30 times.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.2920) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Homodyning
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2009
Published: March 26, 2009

Kivilcim Yuksel, Marc Wuilpart, and Patrice Mégret, "Analysis and suppression of nonlinear frequency modulation in an optical frequency-domain reflectometer," Opt. Express 17, 5845-5851 (2009)

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