Polarization Mode Dispersion Measurements in Single-Mode Optical Fibers and Cables

Yoshinori NAMIHIRA  Yukio HORIUCHI  Kiyofumi MOCHIZUKI  Hiroharu WAKABAYASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E73   No.1   pp.8-12
Publication Date: 1990/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication)
Category: Optical Filbers and Cables
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Summary: 
Using an interferometric detection technique with AC modulation for searching the interference fringe signal, highly accurate polarization mode dispersion (PMD) measurement with about 0.003 ps/m resolution has been developed, and the PMD measurement in a 60 km-long installed optical submarine cabled fiber is presented. Also, fiber length dependence of PMD and comparison of the interferometric PMD measurement with other wavelength scanning PMD method are described.