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Multiple wavelength reference based on interleaved, sampled fiber Bragg gratings and molecular absorption

Published

Author(s)

Mary A. Rowe, William C. Swann, Sarah L. Gilbert

Abstract

We present a wavelength calibration reference based on interleaved, sampled fiber Bragg gratings stabilized to a molecular absorption line. Such a hybrid reference can provide multiple stable calibration peaks over a wide range of wavelengths. We demonstrate a wavelength reference that has at least twenty peaks suitable for use as calibration references in each of three wavelength regions: 850 nm, 1300 nm, and 1550 nm. We monitored the stability of a 1300 nm reflection peak and found that the standard deviation of the peak wavelength was 0.7 pm over a 70 day period.
Citation
Applied Optics
Volume
43
Issue
17

Keywords

Bragg reflectors, Optical standards and testing

Citation

Rowe, M. , Swann, W. and Gilbert, S. (2004), Multiple wavelength reference based on interleaved, sampled fiber Bragg gratings and molecular absorption, Applied Optics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=31505 (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created June 10, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017