The erbium doped fiber is modeled as the combination of a linear and circular distributed retarder. Data analysis is performed using Stokes vectors, Mueller calculus and the Poincaré description of polarization.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
D. Tentori, C. Ayala, J. Mendieta, M. Farfan, and F. Treviño, " A Technique for the Measurement of the Residual Birefringence in Erbium-Doped Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA14.