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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 639–641

High-speed polarization mode dispersion measurement using digital polarization-state generators and Mueller matrix method

Junfeng Jiang, Tiegen Liu, Maochun Li, X. Steve Yao, and Kun Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 7, pp. 639-641 (2010)


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Abstract

A polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) measurement system using a pair of polarization-state generators (PSGs) is demonstrated. Based on the saturation characteristics of magneto-optic rotators, the PSG can be digitally controlled, ensuring high-speed and highly repeatable generation of five distinct polarization states. Thus, the PSG can make full use of the advantage of the Mueller matrix method of PMD measurement. The experimental result shows that the system has good measurement repeatability and potential for field testing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Junfeng Jiang, Tiegen Liu, Maochun Li, X. Steve Yao, and Kun Liu, "High-speed polarization mode dispersion measurement using digital polarization-state generators and Mueller matrix method," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 639-641 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-8-7-639


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