Field measurements of the SOP in buried and aerial transmission fiber are analyzed. These SOP changes are compared to the SOP changes generated by commercially available polarization scramblers for the purpose of laboratory evaluation.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
D. L. Peterson, P. J. Leo, and K. B. Rochford, "Field measurements of state of polarization and PMD from a tier-1 carrier," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FI1.
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