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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2481–2483

Distributed characterization of bending effects on the birefringence of single-mode optical fibers

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2481-2483 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002481


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Abstract

The effects of bending on randomly birefringent, single-mode optical fibers have been analyzed by means of polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain reflectometry. This distributed, pointwise characterization has been performed on ad hoc drawn spun fibers and on a ribbon cable. Experimental results are in agreement with the theoretical predictions and confirm the effectiveness of reflectometry as a means to characterize polarization properties of optical fibers.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: July 15, 2010

Citation
Luca Palmieri, Andrea Galtarossa, and Tommy Geisler, "Distributed characterization of bending effects on the birefringence of single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 2481-2483 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-14-2481


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