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Wavelength scanning technique for birefringence and polarization mode dispersion measurement in optical fibers
Author(s): Mikhail G. Shlyagin; Anatolii V. Khomenko; Diana Tentori-Santa-Cruz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method for measuring modal birefringence in optical fibers. It combines an interferometric technique with wavelength scanning and allows a high precision, nondestructive measurement of the birefringence along different sections of a long optical fiber. The experimental results for hi-bi fibers, 10-meters and 100-meters long, are presented. An accuracy of about 0.1% is achieved in the spectral range of 600 - 850 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190934
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Mikhail G. Shlyagin, CICESE (United States)
Anatolii V. Khomenko, CICESE (United States)
Diana Tentori-Santa-Cruz, CICESE (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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