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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1120–1122

Coherence effect on the measurement of optical fiber nonlinear coefficient

Seung Kwan Kim, Han Seb Moon, and Jung-Chul Seo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1120-1122 (2005)

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We investigated a source coherence effect on the measurement of the optical fiber nonlinear coefficient by use of dual optical frequencies. We produced coherent and incoherent dual optical frequencies with a self-heterodyne Mach-Zehnder interferometer with and without a delay line, respectively. Our measurement results included both an electrostrictive and a Kerr nonlinear coefficient because of the low modulation frequency. Comparing the coherent case with an incoherent case, we obtained a nonlinear coefficient that was more than 3% higher in the coherent case.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

Seung Kwan Kim, Han Seb Moon, and Jung-Chul Seo, "Coherence effect on the measurement of optical fiber nonlinear coefficient," Opt. Lett. 30, 1120-1122 (2005)

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