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High-speed polarimetric measurements for fiber-optic communications
Author(s): Riccardo A. Calvani; Renato Caponi; Roberto Piglia
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed heterodyne polarimeter at 1.55 micrometers wavelength with an intermediate frequency of 1 GHz is demonstrated. To verify the good performance of the instrument, birefringence measurements on a polarization maintaining fiber with a submillimetric beat- length have been performed. The repeatability of the measurement is excellent, and the precision ranges around 0.3%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1504, Fiber-Optic Metrology and Standards, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46992
Show Author Affiliations
Riccardo A. Calvani, CSELT SpA (Italy)
Renato Caponi, CSELT SpA (Italy)
Roberto Piglia, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1504:
Fiber-Optic Metrology and Standards
Oliverio D.D. Soares, Editor(s)

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