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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1981
  • pp: 575–577

Forward-backward transmission in birefringent single-mode fibers: interpretation of polarization-sensitive measurements

Ernst Brinkmeyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 575-577 (1981)

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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)

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