Polarization transmission in single-mode fibers for forward and backward directions is studied on the basis of reciprocity and polarization-independent attenuation. The analysis yields a simple formula to calculate the ellipticity of the light along the fiber from time-resolved and polarization-sensitive measurements of the backscattered power.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 10, 1981
Published: November 1, 1981
Ernst Brinkmeyer, "Forward-backward transmission in birefringent single-mode fibers: interpretation of polarization-sensitive measurements," Opt. Lett. 6, 575-577 (1981)