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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14057–14063

PMD monitoring in traffic-carrying optical systems and its statistical analysis

Junfeng Jiang, Sathyanarayanan Sundhararajan, Doug Richards, Steve Oliva, and Rongqing Hui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14057-14063 (2008)

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Differential group delay (DGD) experienced by the optical signal in in-service terrestrial optical fiber systems has been monitored for the first time without the requirement of looping-back, in which the live traffic carried in the fiber was used as the probing signal. The relationship between the measured DGD using this technique and the actual fiber PMD parameter is formulated and verified by field experiments.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2008
Published: August 26, 2008

Junfeng Jiang, Sathyanarayanan Sundhararajan, Doug Richards, Steve Oliva, and Rongqing Hui, "PMD monitoring in traffic-carrying optical systems and its statistical analysis," Opt. Express 16, 14057-14063 (2008)

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