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Tricks of the trade:Connectors make a difference in optical fiber power measurements

Published

Author(s)

Igor Vayshenker

Abstract

The only way to ensure accurate measurements of optical fiber power is to have your OFPM calibrated in the configuration that you intend to use it. Users must consider the fiber connectors and adapters that they will use as well as the optical wavelength and power. There is no consistent methodology for predicting the magnitude of the offsets that occur when different connectors and/or adapters are used with a calibrated OFPM.
Citation
NCSLI Metrologist Magazine

Keywords

optical detector, optical fiber power
Created April 1, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020