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Wavelength Control and Calibration for Wavelength Division Multiplexed Optical Communication



Sarah L. Gilbert, William C. Swann, Tasshi Dennis


Wavelength calibration of equipment in the 1500 nm region is essential to ensure channel stability and characterize optical components for wavelength division multiplexed optical fiber communication systems. We review the wavelength accuracy and stability requirements for these systems and discuss various approaches to meeting these requirements. Our approach is to develop high-accuracy wavelength references for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) internal calibration and moderate-accuracy references as convenient transfer standards to help industry calibrate their instrumentation.
Proceedings Title
Proc., IEEE Int'l Frequency Control Symp.
Conference Dates
June 6-8, 2001
Conference Location
Seattle, WA, USA


acetylene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, spectroscopy, Standard Reference Material, wavelength calibration, wavelength division multiplexing, wavelength standards, WDM


Gilbert, S. , Swann, W. and Dennis, T. (2001), Wavelength Control and Calibration for Wavelength Division Multiplexed Optical Communication, Proc., IEEE Int'l Frequency Control Symp., Seattle, WA, USA, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021