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Low-coherence interferometric measurement of group transit times in precision optical fiber delay lines

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Author(s)

B. L. Danielson

Abstract

We describe a low-coherence interferometric method for measuring the transit time in optical fiber delay lines as long as 1.5 km. Group delays in 100 m standard reference fibers can be determined with an expanded uncertainty of about 4 ps (1 mm) and a resolution of 0.15 ps (0.03 mm). The principal limitations of this approach are identified and discussed.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., Optical Fibre Measurement Conf. (OFMC)
Issue
1994
Conference Dates
September 21-22, 1993
Conference Location
Torino

Citation

Danielson, B. (1993), Low-coherence interferometric measurement of group transit times in precision optical fiber delay lines, Tech. Dig., Optical Fibre Measurement Conf. (OFMC), Torino, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=20972 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created January 1, 1993, Updated February 17, 2017