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Optical Metrology for Wavelength-Division-Multiplexed Fiber Communications



Sarah L. Gilbert, Shellee D. Dyer, Paul A. Williams, Allen Rose


In response to rapid changes in fiber-optic technology, the Optoelectronics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been developing techniques and standards to support the measurement of optical components and subsystems used in dense wavelength division multiplexed optical fiber communication systems. Current projects include the development of wavelength calibration transfer standards and the accurate measurement of spectral response, dispersion, and polarization dependence of optical fiber and components.
Optics & Photonics News


chromatic dispersion, low-coherence interferometry, polarization dependent loss, polarization mode dispersion, spectroscopy, Standard reference material, wavelength calibration, wavelength division multiplexing, WDM


Gilbert, S. , Dyer, S. , Williams, P. and Rose, A. (2001), Optical Metrology for Wavelength-Division-Multiplexed Fiber Communications, Optics & Photonics News, [online], (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created February 28, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021