We propose a true distributed birefringence measurement of polarization-maintaining fiber based on transient Brillouin grating. A birefringence variation of 2.5×10<sup>-6</sup>along 8 m Bow-tie fiber is measured with 20 cm spatial resolution.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
Y. Dong, L. Chen, and X. Bao, "Distributed Birefringence Measurement of Polarization Maintaining Fiber Using Transient Brillouin Grating," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OWS3.
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