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Comparison of Reference Standards for Measurements of Optical-Fibre Power

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Author(s)

S. V. Tikhomirov, A. I. Glazov, M. L. Kozatchenco, V. E. Kravtsov, A. B. Svetlichny, Igor Vayshenker, Thomas Scott, Douglas L. Franzen

Abstract

National reference standards for determining optical-fibre power maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, USA) and the All-Russian Research Institute for Optophysical Measurements (VNIIOFI, Russian Federation) were compared at wavelengths near 1300 nm and 1550 nm at a power level of 0.5 mW. Instruments from both laboratories are based on thermal detectors capable of electrical calibration. The comparisons indicate relative differences of 2 parts in 103 or less, which is easily within the combined uncertainty of the two laboratories.
Citation
Metrologia
Volume
37

Keywords

detectors, optical fibers, optical power

Citation

Tikhomirov, S. , Glazov, A. , Kozatchenco, M. , Kravtsov, V. , Svetlichny, A. , Vayshenker, I. , Scott, T. and Franzen, D. (2000), Comparison of Reference Standards for Measurements of Optical-Fibre Power, Metrologia, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=4367 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created September 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021