By controlling the launch polarization into a calibrated, fixed DGD element followed by a spectral polarimeter, we enhance the spectral polarimeter's ability to measure fiber DGD from signal spectra, thus enabling improved noninstrusive PMD monitoring.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
P. S. Westbrook, L. E. Nelson, S. Wielandy, and J. Fini, "Enhancement of spectral polarimetry for PMD measurement using transmitted signal spectra," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FI5.