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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10613–10618

Bandwidth measurement of multimode fibers using system level bit error rate testing

Xin Chen, Jason Hurley, and Ming-Jun Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10613-10618 (2011)

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We propose and demonstrate a novel bandwidth measurement method for multimode fibers through measuring the bit error rate and power penalty associated with the testing system. The relationship between system performance and bandwidth limitation is established through the use of well characterized electric filters. With the calibration information, bandwidths of actual fibers were measured. The results were compared with those from other methods. The benefit of the BER based bandwidth measurement method is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2011
Published: May 13, 2011

Xin Chen, Jason Hurley, and Ming-Jun Li, "Bandwidth measurement of multimode fibers using system level bit error rate testing," Opt. Express 19, 10613-10618 (2011)

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