We demonstrate a device that measures the fourth order polarization coherency matrix using a quadratic nonlinear detector. The device is shown to distinguish different PMD states in pulse trains with the same SOP.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
P. Westbrook, S. Wielandy, and M. Fishteyn, "Demonstration of a fourth order polarimeter using quadratic nonlinear detection," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThLL7.
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