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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1986
  • pp: 330–332

Single-mode fiber dispersion measurements using optical sampling with a mode-locked laser diode

Tetsuya Kanada and Douglas L. Franzen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 330-332 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000330


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Abstract

Pulses from a wavelength-tunable, mode-locked laser diode were measured after 21 km of single-mode fiber propagation by optical sampling with another mode-locked laser diode; a resolution of 0.1 psec/(nm km) is achieved in this chromatic dispersion measurement. In another related experiment, 78-psec-duration pulses from an ordinary, multilongitudinal-mode laser diode are clearly displayed by optical sampling after 36 km of fiber propagation. System bandwidth increases to approximately 500 GHz km as the laser-diode wavelength is temperature tuned through the zero-dispersion region.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 1986
Published: May 1, 1986

Citation
Tetsuya Kanada and Douglas L. Franzen, "Single-mode fiber dispersion measurements using optical sampling with a mode-locked laser diode," Opt. Lett. 11, 330-332 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-5-330

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