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Characterization And Calibration Of An Optical Fiber Bandwidth Measurement System For Field Utilization
Author(s): John D. Chipman; Ken Prescott
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Paper Abstract

An Optical Fiber Measurement System has been designed and developed to characterize the optical bandwidth of a concatenated fiber in a field environment. This system utilizes a modified EIA/NBS frequency domain fiber measurement technique normally used within laboratory environments. A brief discussion of the band-width measurement system and system components are described. Methodology described for the characterizations and calibration include modal output from the scrambler, source stability, absolute frequency detector line-arity, frequency response flatness, and spectral linewidth. Areas of problems and uncertainties leading to measurement error are adressed along with critical measurement issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0416, Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935924
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John D. Chipman, GTE Corporation (United States)
Ken Prescott, GTE Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0416:
Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II
Jar Jueh Lee, Editor(s)

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