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Techniques For The Absolute Calibration Of Chromatic Dispersion Measuring Instruments
Author(s): A. J. Barlow
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Paper Abstract

The calibration of chromatic dispersion measurement equipment is discussed. The need for absolute standards for both wavelength and dispersion coefficient scale factor is paramount. Wavelength calibration may be performed using several interference filters of certified wavelength. Known optical time delays of high absolute accuracy enable calibration of dispersion coefficient. The development and performance of instruments using absolute dispersion and wavelength techniques in order to offer transferable calibration standards is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967594
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A. J. Barlow, EG&G Fiber Optics Division (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0841:
Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II
John D. Chipman; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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