Abstract

We present a method for measuring the complete linear response, including amplitude, phase, and polarization, of a fiber-optic component or assembly that requires only a single scan of a tunable laser source. The method employs polarization-diverse swept-wavelength interferometry to measure the matrix transfer function of a device under test. We outline the theory of operation to establish how the transfer function is obtained. We demonstrate the enhanced accuracy, precision, and dynamic range of the technique through measurements of several components.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Measurement of polarization mode dispersion vectors using the polarization-dependent signal delay method

Lynn E. Nelson, Robert M. Jopson, Herwig Kogelnik, and James P. Gordon
Opt. Express 6(8) 158-167 (2000)

Reconfigurable spatially-diverse optical vector network analyzer

Joel Carpenter, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Jochen Schröder
Opt. Express 22(3) 2706-2713 (2014)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription