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Polarization issues in fiber systems
Author(s): Russell A. Chipman
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Paper Abstract

Polarization issues drive the design of fiber optic communications systems. The polarization properties, polarization dependent loss (PDL), retardance, polarization mode dispersion, and depolarization of many fiber system components must be controlled to tight specifications. This demand for tight component quality is leading to new generations of improved polarization measurement system for fiber optics. Because of the complexity of polarization properties and their interaction in fiber systems, Mueller matrix measurements are recommended for those components, such as thin films and polarization controllers, which have combinations of polarization mode dispersion and polarization dependent loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4481, Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452876
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Russell A. Chipman, JDS Uniphase (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4481:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin, Editor(s)

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