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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1247–1250

Improved degree of polarization-based differential group delay measurements

Jason Pye and David Yevick  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 1247-1250 (2014)

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The time-averaged Stokes vectors obtained after polarization-scrambled light containing multiple, independently polarized frequency components traverses an optical fiber collectively form a surface in Stokes space. The geometry of this surface can be directly related to the polarization mode dispersion of the fiber. This paper examines both numerically and experimentally an improved method for performing such measurements. Additionally, it quantifies the surfaces associated with input pulses containing an arbitrary set of equally spaced frequencies.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published: May 14, 2014

Jason Pye and David Yevick, "Improved degree of polarization-based differential group delay measurements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1247-1250 (2014)

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