15 December 2000 Effective area and nonlinear coefficient measurements of single-mode fibers: recent interlaboratory comparisons
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Proceedings Volume 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406413
Event: 2000 International Conference on Application of Photonic Technology (ICAPT 2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
Abstract
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently administered two interlaboratory comparisons, coordinated within the Fiber Optics Committees ofthe Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), of measurements on single-mode optical fibers. The first dealt with Effective Area (Aeff) but also included Mode-Field Diameter (MFD) measurements; the second concerned Nonlinear Coefficient (n2/Aeff). The Aeff comparison included five participants. Standard deviations, per fiber, for all participants' measurements, ranged from 0.4 % to 0.7 % for MFD and from 1.3 % to 3.9 % for Ae. The fl2/Aeff comparison included data from six participants. Differences in measurement test sets required different participants to use wide ranges of specimen lengths and input powers. Standard deviations, per fiber, for all participants' measurements of n2/A ranged from 9.6 % to 18.7 %.
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Timothy J. Drapela, Timothy J. Drapela, } "Effective area and nonlinear coefficient measurements of single-mode fibers: recent interlaboratory comparisons", Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406413; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406413
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