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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 180–182

Fiber-dispersion and propagation-delay measurements with frequency-and amplitude-modulated cleaved-coupled-cavity semiconductor lasers

N. A. Olsson, N. K. Dutta, R. A. Logan, and P. Besomi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 180-182 (1984)

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By using combined frequency and amplitude modulation of a cleaved-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser together with a phase-sensitive detection scheme, we have measured the chromatic dispersion in a single-mode silica fiber. The method presented can measure dispersion down to 0.03 psec/nm km and, with a slight modification to the measurement routine, also measure the total propagation time with a 10−7 accuracy.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 9, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 1984
Published: May 1, 1984

N. A. Olsson, N. K. Dutta, R. A. Logan, and P. Besomi, "Fiber-dispersion and propagation-delay measurements with frequency-and amplitude-modulated cleaved-coupled-cavity semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 9, 180-182 (1984)

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