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Optical Engineering

Measurement of polarization mode dispersion vectors in optical fibers using a virtual Mueller matrix method
Author(s): Hui Dong; Ping Shum; Yandong Gong; Min Yan; Junqiang Zhou; Chuqin Wu
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Paper Abstract

A virtual Mueller matrix method is proposed to measure the first- and second-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) vectors in optical fibers. This method not only can use a large frequency step to attain low-noise PMD vector data, but also does not require knowledge of the input polarization states. Our measurement method has a simpler setup and is more accurate than the traditional Mueller matrix method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2007
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(3) 035007 doi: 10.1117/1.2714519
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Hui Dong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Min Yan, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Junqiang Zhou, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Chuqin Wu, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)


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