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Precision Of The Phase Shift Method For Measuring Chromatic Dispersion In Single Mode Optical Fibers
Author(s): J. E. Thomson
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Paper Abstract

For the multiple-source phase shift method of measuring chromatic dispersion in single mode optical fibers, the magnitude and origins of measurement errors are examined. Calculations show that worst-case errors can be caused primarily by source wavelength uncertainty for measurement of long fiber lengths with high modulation frequencies. For shorter (factory length) fibers and lower modulation frequencies both phase and wavelength uncertainty can be important error sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0584, Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards, (15 April 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951000
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J. E. Thomson, Northern Telecom Canada Limited (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0584:
Optical Fiber Characteristics and Standards
Remy Bouillie, Editor(s)

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