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Technique for measuring the distributed zero dispersion wavelength of optical fibres using idler pulse generation caused by modulation instability

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2 Author(s)
S. Nishi ; NTT Optical Network Syst., Kanagawa, Japan ; M. Saruwatari

A novel method of measuring the distributed zero dispersion wavelength (λ0) along the length of a fibre is proposed: it uses the dispersion dependent idler pulse generation induced by modulation instability. The λ0 distribution of a 10 km fibre is successfully measured without cutting the fibre into short pieces. The measured distribution is compared with the average values of each span as measured using the conventional cutback method

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 6 )