Reflectometric Measurement of Strain Induced Optical Activity Coefficient in Single-Mode Randomly Birefringent Twisted Fibers

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Galtarossa, Andrea; Grosso, Daniele; Palmieri, Luca (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Via G. Gradenigo 6/A, 35131 Padova, Italy)

A novel technique based on polarization-sensitive frequency-domain reflectometry, for non-invasive measurement of optical activity coefficient, in randomly birefringent twisted fibers, is presented. The method has been applied to spun and unspun fibers.