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Chromatic and polarization dispersion measurements of single-mode fibers with a Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): J. Vobian; W. Dultz
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Paper Abstract

Chromatic dispersion is one of the relevant parameters which describes optical transmission systems by defining their bandwidth. It can be measured by determining the spectral group delay tG(λ) or τG - the group delay normalized with respect to the fiber length L. The measuring results are presented in an analytic form by a polynominal, the coefficients of which will be calculated by the method of the least square fit. The chromatic dispersion is the differential quotient dγG(λ)/dX. The group delay is not measured as an absolute value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1121, Interferometry '89, (3 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961292
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J. Vobian, Research Institute of the DBP at the FTZ (Germany)
W. Dultz, Research Institute of the DBP at the FTZ (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1121:
Interferometry '89
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Maksymilian Pluta, Editor(s)

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