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Practical 1.5-um wavelength transfer standard based on acetylene absorption lines
Author(s): Zhanjun Fang; Tianchu Li; Yuwen Fang; Minming Wang; Qiang Wang; Fei Meng
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Paper Abstract

In Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fiber communication system, more and more channels have to be put into a single fiber in order to fulfil the ever-increasing demand for high capacity. This put strict requirements on the wavelength characteristics of various active and passive optical components. Generally speaking, in current DWDM system, a wavelength accuracy of 5pm is necessary for analyzing channel performance, and 0.5 pm is required for the aging test of components. An extended cavity laser diode (ECLD) frequency stabilized to saturated absorption lines of acetylene C2H2 with a potential long term frequency stability of 10-12 can provide excellent wavelength reference for DWDM communication system[1][2][3]. In this paper, we describe a practical 1.5µm wavelength transfer standard based on C2H2 stabilized DFB laser and tunable fiber Fabry-Perot etalon[4]. This transfer standard is suitable for the calibration of widely used optical spectrum analyzers (OSA) and wavelength/multi-wavelengths meters. This device is currently under development in the Quantum Division ofNational Institute of Metrology (NIM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4913, Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482247
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Zhanjun Fang, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Tianchu Li, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Yuwen Fang, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Minming Wang, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Qiang Wang, National Institute of Metrology (China)
Fei Meng, National Institute of Metrology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4913:
Semiconductor Lasers and Applications
Yi Luo; Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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