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A comparison of far-field methods for determining mode field diameter of single-mode fibers using both gaussian and petermann definitions

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Author(s)

Timothy J. Drapela, Douglas L. Franzen, A. H. Cherin, R P. Smith

Abstract

Abstract-An interlaboratory comparison of far-field measurement methods to determine mode field diameter of single-mode fibers was conducted among members of the Electronic Industries Association. Measurements were made on dispersion unshifted and shifted fibers at 1300 and 1550 nm. Results were calculated using both Petermann and Gaussian definitions. The Petermann definition gave better agreement than the Gaussian in all cases. A systematic offset of 0.52 μm was observed between methods when applied to dispersion shifted fibers. Such an offset may be caused by limited angular collection.
Citation
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume
7
Issue
8

Citation

Drapela, T. , Franzen, D. , Cherin, A. and Smith, R. (1989), A comparison of far-field methods for determining mode field diameter of single-mode fibers using both gaussian and petermann definitions, Journal of Lightwave Technology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=13639 (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created August 1, 1989, Updated February 17, 2017