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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 962–964

Measurement of birefringence correlation length in long, single-mode fibers

Andrea Galtarossa, Luca Palmieri, Marco Schiano, and Tiziana Tambosso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 962-964 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000962


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Abstract

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.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-13-962

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