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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1966–1968

Direct continuous-wave measurement of n2 in various types of telecommunication fiber at 1.55 μm

A. Boskovic, S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, L. Gruner-Nielsen, and O. A. Levring  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 1966-1968 (1996)

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A method for measuring the nonlinear refractive index of optical fibers with an error of less than 5% is demonstrated. The technique is based on measuring the nonlinear phase shift experienced by a dual-frequency beat signal, permitting a simple, highly sensitive, accurate, repeatable, and easily automated measurement procedure and sampling. Measurements of the nonlinear coefficient in standard telecommunication, dispersion-shifted, and a number of dispersion-compensated fibers are presented.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1996
Published: December 15, 1996

A. Boskovic, L. Gruner-Nielsen, O. A. Levring, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, "Direct continuous-wave measurement of n2 in various types of telecommunication fiber at 1.55 μm," Opt. Lett. 21, 1966-1968 (1996)

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