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Modified phase-shift method for the characterization of fiber gratings: accuracy and comparison with other methods
Author(s): Eli S. Simova; Chander Prakash Grover; Pierre Berini
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Paper Abstract

We present a measurement setup for the complete characterization of fiber Bragg gratings and wavelength selective fiber-optic devices. We can measure the spectral response of these devices both in transmission and in reflection, the wavelength dependency of the group delays due to chromatic and Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), as well as the wavelength dependency of the Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL). Experimental results are presented and sources of error are discussed. Comparisons with the Jones matrix method for the measurement of PDL and group delay due to PMD are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3848, Optical Fiber Reliability and Testing, (29 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372776
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Eli S. Simova, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Chander Prakash Grover, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3848:
Optical Fiber Reliability and Testing
M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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