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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4005–4011

New optical frequency domain differential mode delay measurement method for a multimode optical fiber

T.-J. Ahn, S. Moon, Y. Youk, Y. Jung, K. Oh, and D.Y. Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4005-4011 (2005)

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A novel mode analysis method and differential mode delay (DMD) measurement technique for a multimode optical fiber based on optical frequency domain reflectometry has been proposed for the first time. We have used a conventional OFDR with a tunable external cavity laser and a Michelson interferometer. A few-mode optical multimode fiber was prepared to test our proposed measurement technique. We have also compared the OFDR measurement results with those obtained using a traditional time-domain measurement method.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

T. Ahn, S. Moon, Y. Youk, Y. Jung, K. Oh, and D. Kim, "New optical frequency domain differential mode delay measurement method for a multimode optical fiber," Opt. Express 13, 4005-4011 (2005)

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