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Characterization of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) effects on G652 optical fibers
Author(s): Alain Gouronnec; Monique Auvray; G. Le Moigne; Rolland Goarin
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Paper Abstract

In a single mode optical fiber two series of dispersive effects are observed: the chromatic dispersion and the polarization mode dispersion (PMD). The polarization mode dispersion generates a limitation in high speed digital transmission and also in high quality analog systems. The polarization mode dispersion is induced in an optical fiber principally by core birefringence and index core axis variations. The stresses along the fiber depend on fiber packaging and manufacture, they induce random index variations in the fiber. So in CNET we have analyzed the PMD on different fibers. After a comparison of measurement methods we have tested the fibers under different environments and packaging. The results obtained are analyzed. Using a new axial strength set up able to receive long lengths of fibers we have tested the PMD dependance of the fiber concerning bending, microbending, axial strength and coating effects. Some concatenation measurements have also been made. Complementary measurements are still under study. In conclusion the results of our investigations concerning PMD are given and analyzed. Using those results we have defined the maximum PMD value for the detail specification for our G652 single mode optical fiber required in France Telecom Network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230110
Show Author Affiliations
Alain Gouronnec, France Telecom/CNET (France)
Monique Auvray, France Telecom/CNET (France)
G. Le Moigne, France Telecom/CNET (France)
Rolland Goarin, France Telecom/CNET (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2611:
Optical Network Engineering and Integrity
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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