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A single-mode optical fiber attenuator for intercomparison of attenuation

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1 Author(s)
Iwasaki, T. ; Univ. of Electro-Commun., Tokyo, Japan

This paper presents the results of the investigation for developing an attenuator to be used in an intercomparison of attenuation values in single-mode optical fiber systems. The attenuation measurements in single-mode systems have a polarization-dependence problem corresponding to the mode-dependence problem in the multimode fiber systems. Therefore, an attenuator in which a small polarizer is placed was developed in order to obtain polarization-independent characteristics. If this attenuator is used as a transfer standard for the measurement comparison, any reference condition on polarization will not be required

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 6 )