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Dynamic field fiber polarization mode dispersion measurements
Author(s): David S. Waddy; Liang Chen; Xiaoyi Bao
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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

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