Intercomparison of Chromatic Dispersion Reference Fibres

Project Description

The aim of this project is to perform an intercomparison of chromatic dispersion measurements which will be carried out on the most commonly used types of reference fibres (standard, dispersion shifted, non zero dispersion shifted and dispersion compensating). These measurements will be valuable in order to investigate the measurement accuracy which is achievable under the very different measurement conditions and date processing that are required for each type of fibre. The measurements will be done by using one of the recognized measurement techniques (phase shift, spectral goup delay in the time domain, differential phase shift or interferometry). The chromatic dispersion will be measured in both the 1300 nm and the 1550 mm spectral regions. Other parameter such as the dispersion slope S and the zero dispersion wavelength ..... will, wherever applicalbe, also be investigated. Metas will provide and calibrate one reference fibre of each type for this project.

Final report

Final report (BIPM)

Technical protocol (final version)


Further Information

The results of this intercomparison will serve as a basis for the CMC entries on chromatic dispersion

Photometry and Radiometry (PR)
Dr Jacques Morel, METAS (Switzerland)
Coordinating Institute
METAS (Switzerland)
Further Partners