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Optics Express

  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 16181–16188

Measurement of polarization dependent loss, polarization mode dispersion and group delay of optical components using swept optical single sideband modulated signals

Mikel Sagues, Miguel Pérez, and Alayn Loayssa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 16181-16188 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.016181


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Abstract

We introduce a novel method for high wavelength-resolution measurement of polarization-averaged group delay, polarization dependent loss and polarization mode dispersion of optical components using swept optical single sideband modulated signals. Measurements of a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating, a chirped fiber Bragg grating and of the Brillouin spectra of a length of fiber are used in order to demonstrate the technique.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2008
Published: September 26, 2008

Citation
Mikel Sagues, Miguel Pérez, and Alayn Loayssa, "Measurement of polarization dependent loss, polarization mode dispersion and group delay of optical components using swept optical single sideband modulated signals," Opt. Express 16, 16181-16188 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-16181


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