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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1665–1667

Spectral-resolved backreflection measurement of polarization mode dispersion in optical fibers

H. Dong, P. Shum, J. Q. Zhou, G. X. Ning, Y. D. Gong, and C. Q. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1665-1667 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001665


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Abstract

An improved backreflection technique is proposed to perform the spectral-resolved measurement of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in optical fibers. This technique is based on the PMD dynamical equation and realized by measuring the polarization state evolutions of the reflected signal in both frequency and time domains. Two experimental setups, employing the far-end Fresnel reflection, are constructed to verify this technique. The agreement between the results of the proposed backreflection technique and the conventional forward technique is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
H. Dong, P. Shum, J. Q. Zhou, G. X. Ning, Y. D. Gong, and C. Q. Wu, "Spectral-resolved backreflection measurement of polarization mode dispersion in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1665-1667 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1665


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