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Polarization Mode Dispersion Measurements in Single-Mode Optical Fibers and Cables
Yoshinori NAMIHIRA Yukio HORIUCHI Kiyofumi MOCHIZUKI Hiroharu WAKABAYASHI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)
Publication Date: 1990/01/25
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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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.