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1. Measurement and Standards: The role of NIST
Published: 7/29/2009
Author: Kent B Rochford
Abstract: At NIST, said Dr. Rochford, "we are very broad, but we focus like a laser on measurement science." NIST also helps develop standards and promote technology. He called the institute "fairly small," with about 2,800 employees and almost that many aff ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904656

2. Frequency and duration of communication system outages resulting from polarization mode dispersion
Published: 7/1/2008
Authors: D. Yevick, M. Reimer, H. Yaffe, Paul Leo, D Peterson, S.C. T. Wang, Kent B Rochford
Abstract: In this paper, we employ measurements of transponder tolerance to both differential group delay (DGD) and second-order polarization mode dispersion (SOPMD) and of the temporal evolution of DGD and SOPMD in installed transmission systems to predict th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31752

3. Optical fiber metrology
Published: 5/1/2008
Authors: Gordon W. Day, Douglas L Franzen, Kent B Rochford
Abstract: The development of metrology to support the optical fiber communications industry is an excellent case study of how stakeholders ? fiber manufacturers, their customers, standards-developing organizations, and (in the U.S.) the Federal Government ? wo ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=32887

4. Optoelectronics Division Programs, Activities, and Accomplishments
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7369
Published: 1/1/2007
Author: Kent B Rochford
Abstract: The NIST Optoelectronics Division provides measurement technology, standards, and traceability for the optoelectronics industry. This document describes the programs, activities, and accomplishments of the Division during the 2006 fiscal year. It is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=32508

5. NIST Optoelectronic Measurements for Fiber Optic Applications
Published: 3/1/2005
Authors: Kent B Rochford, Paul D Hale, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: We describe current measurement capabilities as well as research focused on two areas: improving temporal and frequency response characterization of detectors and instrumentation using electro-optic sampling, and improving wavelength metrology using ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31792

6. NIST Symposium Reports Advances in Fiber Optic Measurements
Published: 1/1/2005
Author: Kent B Rochford
Abstract: SOFM 2004 took place September 28-30, and was hosted by NIST's Optoelectronics Division in Boulder, Colorado, in cooperation with the Optical Society of America and the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. It brought scientists from 15 countries, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31866

7. Optoelectronics Division Programs, Activities, and Accomplishments
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 6633
Published: 1/1/2005
Author: Kent B Rochford
Abstract: The NIST Optoelectronics Division provides measurement technology, standards, and traceability for the optoelectronics industry. This document describes the programs, activities, and accomplishments of the Division during the the 2004 fiscal year. It ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31848

8. Field Measurements of State of Polarization and PMD from a Tier-1 Carrier
Published: 2/1/2004
Authors: D Peterson, Paul Leo, Kent B Rochford
Abstract: Field measurements of the state of polarization in buried and aerial transmission fiber are presented and analyzed. State of polarization changes measured under field conditions are compared to the state of polarization changes generated by commercia ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31486

9. Recent Progress in Polarization Mode Dispersion Measurement
Published: 10/1/2003
Authors: Kent B Rochford, Paul Leo, D Peterson, Paul A Williams
Abstract: Measurement of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) spans from precise component characterization of differential group delay (DGD) to system characterization of mean DGD and dynamic PMD properties. We describe recent advances and issues in these varie ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=31360

10. Fast and Accurate Measurement of the Dispersion of Cascaded Components
Published: 3/1/2001
Authors: Shellee Dawn Dyer, Allen Rose, Kent B Rochford
Abstract: We show that the dispersion of multiple cascaded components can be determined from a single low-coherence interferometric measurement. This measurement is not adversely affected by other components in the system, regardless of their wavelength refle ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=23932



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