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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2589–2591

Polarization-mode dispersion measurements in high-birefringence fibers by means of stimulated raman scattering

Guy Millot and John M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 13, pp. 2589-2591 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.002589


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Abstract

A convenient technique for polarization-mode dispersion measurements in short lengths of high-birefringence fibers is reported. The technique is based on spectral interferometry with a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser, which is frequency shifted and broadened by self-stimulated Raman scattering in an optical fiber. The different Raman Stokes beams permit accurate measurements over a 40-nm wavelength range in the visible spectrum.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2002
Published: May 1, 2002

Citation
Guy Millot and John M. Dudley, "Polarization-mode dispersion measurements in high-birefringence fibers by means of stimulated raman scattering," Appl. Opt. 41, 2589-2591 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-13-2589


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