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Comparative analysis of interferometric measurements of PMD on optical fibers
Author(s): T. Ferreira da Silva; J. Ferreira; G. Borghi; T. Menegotto; G. Vilela de Faria; J. P. von der Weid
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Paper Abstract

Polarization modes dispersion (PMD) is one of the major factors that impose restrictions in the speed of optical communication links and some efforts must be done in order to properly quantify this effect. In this way we develop studies on the behavior of such a phenomenon, critical when light is transmitted through long optical fibers. The focus in this paper is to discuss the different behavior of PMD over different wavelengths ranges. Results indicate that PMD value varies, depending on the spectral region covered by the optical source. Measurements were performed using the interferometric method on three different types of optical fiber with three broadband optical sources covering the infrared spectral bands O, S, C and L. The evaluation of mean PMD is also discussed in the metrology concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8082, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VII, 80822U (27 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889437
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T. Ferreira da Silva, INMETRO (Brazil)
J. Ferreira, INMETRO (Brazil)
G. Borghi, INMETRO (Brazil)
T. Menegotto, INMETRO (Brazil)
G. Vilela de Faria, Pontificia Univ. Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
J. P. von der Weid, Pontificia Univ. Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8082:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VII
Peter H. Lehmann; Wolfgang Osten; Kay Gastinger, Editor(s)

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