R. Singh, T. Kawakami
Jun 25, 1999
Review of Scientific Instruments
A new fiber-optic attenuator calibration technique has been developed using linear intensity modulation characteristics of a laser diode. It does not require detector linearity to be known. The uncertainty of attenuation calibration for a typical 10 dB attenuator is 0.020 dB at two standard deviation levels. The resolution of the system is 0.001 dB and the dynamic range is 25 dB in a single step.