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The Polarization Properties of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cables
Author(s): C. S. Brown
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Paper Abstract

An experimental study of the polarization properties of conventional low-birefringence nominally circular-core installed single mode fiber cables is reported. The results of the measurements indicate (1) The orthogonality of the two launched polarization components is preserved to within 2°, (2) the total power distributed between the two linear orthogonal components, when normalized with respect to the launched power, is effectively constant over time, and (3) given a linearly polarized input, the state of polarization varies over a time scale of minutes with time, but the degree of polarization exceeded 90% and remained stable for periods as long as 65 hours.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0568, Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems I, (31 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949853
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C. S. Brown, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0568:
Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems I
Virginia A. Ormiston; Frederic Quan, Editor(s)

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