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Optical Fiber Power Meter Calibrations at NIST



Igor Vayshenker, Xiaoyu X. Li, David J. Livigni, Thomas Scott, Christopher L. Cromer


NIST has established measurement services for the calibration of optical fiber power meters at the three nominal wavelengths of 850, 1300, and 1550 nm using either collimated beam or optical fiber/connector configurations. This paper describes the measurement standards, techniques, systems, and uncertainties involved with the NIST optical fiber power meter calibration services.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 250-54
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calibration, cryogenic radiometer, measurement service, optical power, spectral responsivity, tunable laser diode, uncertainty, uniformity


Vayshenker, I. , Li, X. , Livigni, D. , Scott, T. and Cromer, C. (2000), Optical Fiber Power Meter Calibrations at NIST, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021