Measurement of Temperature-Induced Polarization Drift and Correlation in a 7-Core Fiber

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mazur, Mikael; Karlsson, Magnus; Andrekson, Peter A. (Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden)
Taunay, Thierry (OFS Laboratories, 19 Schoolhouse Rd, Somerset, NJ08873, USA)
Geisler, Tommy; Gruener-Nielsen, Lars (OFS, Priorparken 680, 2605 Bröndby, Denmark)

We study the correlation in polarization drift between different cores of a 7-core fiber subjected to temperature fluctuations. We present a method to quantify these changes and show that the drift in different cores is correlated to 98%.