Abstract

We present a novel differential mode delay (DMD) measurement method for a multimode optical fiber (MMF) based on Fourier-domain low-coherence interferometry (fLCI) for the first time. An optical spectrum analyzer and a mode scrambler are used to obtain the intermodal interference signal in spectral domain after light passes an MMF. The MMF is used as a common path interferometer by itself without using any reference arm in an interferometer. Instead of using an offset launching technique, we present an effective method to obtain all available intermodal interference signals at a single shot by using a mode scrambler. The measured results using the proposed method are compared with those obtained using a conventional time-domain DMD measurement method.

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[CrossRef]

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S. E. Mechels, J. B. Schlager, and Franzen, D.L , "High-resolution differential-mode delay measurements in optical fibers using a frequency-domain phase-shift technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9,794 -796, (1997).
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Bajraszewski, T.

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P. Pepeljugoski, M. J. Hackert, J. S. Abbott, S. E. Swanson, S. E. Golowich, A. J. Ritger, P. Kolesar, Y.C. Chen, and P. Pleunis, "Development of system specification for laser-optimized 50-μm multimode fiber for multigigabit short-wavelength LANs," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1256-1275 (2003).
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Joffre, M.

Jung, Y.

Káèik, D.

Kim, D. Y.

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[CrossRef]

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Oh, K.

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P. Pepeljugoski, M. J. Hackert, J. S. Abbott, S. E. Swanson, S. E. Golowich, A. J. Ritger, P. Kolesar, Y.C. Chen, and P. Pleunis, "Development of system specification for laser-optimized 50-μm multimode fiber for multigigabit short-wavelength LANs," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1256-1275 (2003).
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[CrossRef]

Schlager, J. B.

S. E. Mechels, J. B. Schlager, and Franzen, D.L , "High-resolution differential-mode delay measurements in optical fibers using a frequency-domain phase-shift technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9,794 -796, (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Unterhuber, A.

Youk, Y.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

S. E. Mechels, J. B. Schlager, and Franzen, D.L , "High-resolution differential-mode delay measurements in optical fibers using a frequency-domain phase-shift technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9,794 -796, (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

P. Pepeljugoski, M. J. Hackert, J. S. Abbott, S. E. Swanson, S. E. Golowich, A. J. Ritger, P. Kolesar, Y.C. Chen, and P. Pleunis, "Development of system specification for laser-optimized 50-μm multimode fiber for multigigabit short-wavelength LANs," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1256-1275 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

P. F. Kolesar and D. J. Mazzarese, "Understanding Multimode Bandwidth and Differential Mode Delay Measurements and Their Applications," in Proc. of the 51st International Wire and Cable Symposium of IWCS Inc., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 453-460, (2002).

<other>. TIA-455-220-A, Differential Mode Delay Measurement of Multimode Fiber in the Time Domain, Telecommunication Industry Association (2003).</other>

J.Y. Lee, T-J. Ahn, S. Moon, Y. Jung, K. Oh, and D.Y. Kim. "Differential mode delay analysis for a multimode optical fiber with Fourier-domain low-coherence interferometry," in Optical Fiber and Communication, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006) OWI18.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of our DMD measurement method for a multimode optical fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

DMD measurement results for several different corrugation pitch sizes of a mode scrambler: (a) measured spectral interferograms by an OSA, (b) calculated relative time delay graphs obtained from spectral interferograms in Fig. 2(a) by Fourier transformation, and (c) calculated relative time delay graphs in log scale (10dB/div.)

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Modal delay measurements of an MMF from the time-domain method using a scanning offset launching method (a) and a mode scrambler method (b).

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