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)