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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2004
  • pp: 204–206

Chromatic dispersion characterization by direct instantaneous frequency measurement

Christophe Dorrer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 204-206 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000204


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Abstract

A new concept for the measurement of chromatic dispersion is presented. The group delay of the device under test is directly obtained from the instantaneous frequency of a short optical pulse after propagation in the device, itself obtained with temporal and spectral interferometry. Temporal and spectral fringe encoding provide excellent accuracy and resistance to noise, and a wide variety of dispersions can be characterized even at high insertion losses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Christophe Dorrer, "Chromatic dispersion characterization by direct instantaneous frequency measurement," Opt. Lett. 29, 204-206 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-2-204


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