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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10874–10879

Limits of applicability of polarization sensitive reflectometry

Luca Palmieri, Tommy Geisler, and Andrea Galtarossa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10874-10879 (2011)

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We present a detailed theoretical analysis of the measurement limits of polarization sensitive reflectometry, imposed by spatial resolution and measurement accuracy. The limits are conveniently represented in a map of constraints. We also describe and experimentally verify a procedure that allows to measure spin profiles of single-mode fibers with spin rates exceeding the measurable range of the reflectometer. The technique consists in twisting the fiber to locally unwind the spin.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2011
Published: May 19, 2011

Luca Palmieri, Tommy Geisler, and Andrea Galtarossa, "Limits of applicability of polarization sensitive reflectometry," Opt. Express 19, 10874-10879 (2011)

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