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Bilateral optical power meter comparison between NIST and CENAM



Igor Vayshenker, J. Bermudez, J. Molina, Z. Ruiz, David J. Livigni, Xiaoyu X. Li, John H. Lehman


We describe the results of a comparison of reference standards between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST-USA) and Centro Nacional De Metrologia (CENAM-Mexico). Open beam (free field) and optical-fiber-based measurements at wavelengths of 1302 nm and 1546 nm are reported. Both laboratories’ reference standards were compared by means of a temperature-controlled optical trap detector. Measurement results showed a largest difference of less than 3.4 parts in 103, which is within the combined expanded (k=2) uncertainty for the laboratories’ reference standards.
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology


international comparison, optical fiber power
Created July 1, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017