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Detection of high-PMD sections along installed fibers by means of a polarization OTDR
Author(s): Andre Fougeres; Andre Girard; Michel LeBlanc
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Paper Abstract

We present the methodology and the results from field measurements along installed fiber links on the localization and classification of fiber sections with respect to their polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) characteristics using a polarization sensitive OTDR (P-OTDR). The technique relies on the statistical analysis of the local degree of polarization (DOP) obtained from the backscattered signal. It allows classifying fiber sections as low-, medium- and high-PMD contributors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4906, Optical Components and Transmission Systems, (23 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480593
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Fougeres, EXFO (Canada)
Andre Girard, EXFO (Canada)
Michel LeBlanc, EXFO (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4906:
Optical Components and Transmission Systems
WeiSheng Hu; Shoichi Sudo; Peter Kaiser, Editor(s)

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