Test and Measurement

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

This chapter deals with measurement and characterization of the critical parameters for fiber optic devices and links. These parameters include quantities such as optical power, extinction ratio, rise and fall time, bit error rate, wavelength, and spectral width. Measurement methods are crucial for evaluation of existing devices and systems as well as for validation and debugging of new designs. Without accurate test and measurement methods, the critical relationship between theory and real world breaks down, effectively rendering most engineering efforts meaningless.


Optical Power Extinction Ratio Device Under Test Optical Spectrum Analyzer Relative Intensity Noise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Source Photonics, Inc.ChatsworthUSA

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