Abstract

We investigated a source coherence effect on the measurement of the optical fiber nonlinear coefficient by use of dual optical frequencies. We produced coherent and incoherent dual optical frequencies with a self-heterodyne Mach-Zehnder interferometer with and without a delay line, respectively. Our measurement results included both an electrostrictive and a Kerr nonlinear coefficient because of the low modulation frequency. Comparing the coherent case with an incoherent case, we obtained a nonlinear coefficient that was more than 3% higher in the coherent case.

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T. Omae, K. Nakajima, and M. Ohashi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 571 (2001).

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Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2001), pp. 447-453.

Boskovic, A.

Boyd, R. W.

Buckland, E. L.

Chernikov, S. V.

Fellegara, A.

Gruner-Nielsen, L.

Kato, T.

Levring, O. A.

Martinelli, M.

Melloni, A.

Nakajima, K.

T. Omae, K. Nakajima, and M. Ohashi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 571 (2001).

Nishimura, M.

Ohashi, M.

T. Omae, K. Nakajima, and M. Ohashi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 571 (2001).

Omae, T.

T. Omae, K. Nakajima, and M. Ohashi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 571 (2001).

Philen, D. L.

D. L. Philen, in Technical Digest of the Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements, P.A.Williams and G.W.Day, eds., NIST Special Publ. 953 (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, 2000), pp. 39-44.

Sasaoka, E.

Suetsugu, Y.

Takagi, M.

Taylor, J. R.

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

T. Omae, K. Nakajima, and M. Ohashi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 571 (2001).

Opt. Lett.

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2001), pp. 447-453.

D. L. Philen, in Technical Digest of the Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements, P.A.Williams and G.W.Day, eds., NIST Special Publ. 953 (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, 2000), pp. 39-44.

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