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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2740–2742

Nonintrusive characterization of long-fiber-link birefringence

Cristian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi, and Misha Brodsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2740-2742 (2008)

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We propose a technique for estimating the birefringence correlation length and beat length of a long fiber link based on the measurement of two parameters only, the mean differential group delay and the mean Faraday rotation of a fiber with a small magnetic field applied. The two paramemters can be measured without the need of cutting the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: November 18, 2008

Cristian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi, and Misha Brodsky, "Nonintrusive characterization of long-fiber-link birefringence," Opt. Lett. 33, 2740-2742 (2008)

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