Measurements of birefringence correlation length performed on long single-mode telecommunication fibers are reported. The proposed technique relies on the statistical properties of the backscattered-field polarization, which was measured by means of a polarization-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometer. Experimental results are reported that show good agreement with the underlying theory based on stochastic differential equations.
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Andrea Galtarossa, Luca Palmieri, Marco Schiano, and Tiziana Tambosso, "Measurement of birefringence correlation length in long, single-mode fibers," Opt. Lett. 26, 962-964 (2001)