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NIST artifact standards for fiber optic metrology



Paul A. Williams


The primary means of transferring fiber optic calibration metrology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is through artifact standards called Standard Reference Materials (SRM). NIST currently provides SRMs for fiber geometry (fiber cladding diameter and coating diameter, ferrule inner and outer diameter), and fiber propagation characteristics (mode-field diameter and chromatic dispersion). Also soon to be available are SRMs for polarization-mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss in fibers. This paper will discuss the characteristics, applications and impact of these artifact standards.
Proceedings Title
Proc., Measurement Science Conference
Conference Dates
January 19-21, 2000
Conference Location
Anaheim, CA


artifact standards, chromatic, fiber connecter, fiber diameter, fiber geometry, NIST, polarization-mode, polarization


Williams, P. (2000), NIST artifact standards for fiber optic metrology, Proc., Measurement Science Conference, Anaheim, CA, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017