A technique to determine the time evolution of the polarization state within an optical pulse is described and example measurements of pulses affected by polarization-mode dispersion are presented.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
O. Buccafusca and P. Hernday, "Time Resolved Characterization of the Polarization State of Optical Pulses," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper ThJ3.