Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Dynamic field fiber polarization mode dispersion measurements
Author(s): David S. Waddy; Liang Chen; Xiaoyi Bao
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The state of polarization (SOP) is measured in various field optical fibers. A biased probability density is found. This is contrary to the generally accepted uniform probability density. A Maxwellian probability density function (PDF) for differential group delay (DGD) at a fixed wavelength will thus not occur when measured on these fibers for a median time period. Long term PMD measurements result in a quasi-Gaussian polarization mode dispersion (PMD) PDF when using an interferometric test-set. However, it is found that the interferometric quasi-Gaussian mean value corresponds to the mean value of the accepted Maxwellian PDF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474413
Show Author Affiliations
David S. Waddy, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Liang Chen, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top