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Development of certificated reference materials for polarization mode dispersion
Author(s): Seung Kwan Kim; Sung Chul Gil; Bong Wan Lee; Seung Nam Park
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Paper Abstract

We constructed a standard measurement setup for polarization mode dispersion (PMD) based on Jones matrix eigen-analysis method. We measured a differential group delay of a 1 m-long polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) and evaluated the measurement uncertainty to be less than 0.6 %. As a transfer standard for PMD, we fabricated mode-coupled PMD artifacts by concatenating the 50 PMF sections with random birefringent axis orientation. Using the standard setup, we certificated the PMD values of the three PMD artifacts to be 0.0884 ps, 0.977 ps, 1.541 ps with the standard uncertainty of 0.4 fs, 16 fs, 23 fs, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 63510F (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691164
Show Author Affiliations
Seung Kwan Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (South Korea)
Sung Chul Gil, Chungnam National Univ. (South Korea)
Bong Wan Lee, FIBERPRO, Inc. (South Korea)
Seung Nam Park, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6351:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III
Sang Bae Lee; Yan Sun; Kun Qiu; Simon C. Fleming; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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