Polarization Dispersion in a Long Optical Single-Mode Fiber Cable

Makoto TSUBOKAWA
Yutaka SASAKI

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E73    No.4    pp.519-521
Publication Date: 1990/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication
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Summary: 
Polarization dispersion of a 120-km long submarine optical cable has been experimentally shown to be approximately 1 psec. The length dependence of polarization dispersion is theoretically simulated with a simple model using structural fiber parameters. This reports clarifies how polarization dispersion grows along a fiber axis as a function of the birefringence perturbation mainly caused by core deformation, fiber twist and stress transversely acting on the fiber.