We investigated the long-term PMD behavior of a metropolitan G.652 fiber plant of a major Italian telecom operator, installed in Turin, Italy. We found that the expected maxwellian distribution is not always achieved, as well as other statistical anomalies.
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S. Abrate, A. Nespola, P. Poggiolini, and M. Magrì, " Long Term PMD Characterization of Installed G.652 Fibers in a Metropolitan Network," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA1.