The performance of an all-fiber ratiometric wavelength measurement system is compared for the case of two edge filters and the case of one edge filter. The two fiber edge filters are used with overlapping and opposite slope spectral responses, a so called "X-type spectral response", each based on singlemode-multimode-singlemode (SMS) fiber structures. Noise and polarization dependent loss (PDL) are the two parameters that determine the resolution and an accuracy of the system. It is demonstrated that the use of two SMS edge filters for a ratiometric wavelength measurement system can increase the resolution and the accuracy when compared with a system using only one edge filter. © 2009 SPIE.