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Power meter calibration for fiber optic applications: linearity and absolute-power issues
Author(s): Andre Girard; Marc Breton
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Paper Abstract

A proper calibration of an optical power meter at a given wavelength requires the verification of two crucial parameters: the absolute accuracy and the linearity. We discuss the key elements involved in determining the uncertainty in the absolute accuracy and the nonlinearity of the power response under what are termed `reference conditions of calibration'. We also discuss the underlying causes of erroneous measurements resulting from each of the three subsystems constituting a power meter: the detector element, the collecting optics and the electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3414, Opto-Contact: Workshop on Technology Transfers, Start-Up Opportunities,and Strategic Alliances, (24 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323547
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Andre Girard, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering, Inc. (Canada)
Marc Breton, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering, Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3414:
Opto-Contact: Workshop on Technology Transfers, Start-Up Opportunities,and Strategic Alliances
Robert J. L. Corriveau; M. J. Soileau; Michel Auger, Editor(s)

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