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Nonlinearity of high-power optical fiber power meters at 1480 nm

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Author(s)

Igor Vayshenker, Shao Yang, Ralph Swafford

Abstract

We describe a calibration system that measures the nonlinearity of optical fiber power meters (OFPMs) at a maximum power of 0.6 W and a minimum power of 0.2 mW at 1480 nm. The system is based on the triplet superposition method. This system measures the nonlinearity of OFPMs by using correction factors at different powers; the system is an important tool for characterizing OFPMs at high powers in the S band. The measurement uncertainties, typically better than 0.2%, κ = 2, associated with the high-power nonlinearity system are also described.
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
45
Issue
6

Keywords

calibration, high-power, nonlinearity, optical fiber, power meter, superposition method, telecommunications

Citation

Vayshenker, I. , Yang, S. and Swafford, R. (2006), Nonlinearity of high-power optical fiber power meters at 1480 nm, Optics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=31952 (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created February 20, 2006, Updated January 27, 2020