Distributed Birefringence Measurement in Optical Fibers with Ultra-High Spatial Resolution by Brillouin Gain Analysis
Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: ECOC 2007
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Yamamoto, Yoshinori; Sasaoka, Eisuke (Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., 1, Taya-cho, Sakae-ku, Yokohama, 244-8588, Japan)
Distributed birefringence measurement in optical fibers with ultra-high resolution of a few centimeters is proposed and demonstrated by Brillouin gain analysis with the optical correlation method. Local changes of polarization axes can also be detected.