Novel Technique for PMD Measurements of Installed Fibers Using Random Polarization Scrambling and a Tunable OTDR

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: PDF

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Chen, H.; Cyr, N.; Ruchet, B.; Leclerc, M.; Schinn, G. W. (EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc., Quebec City, Quebec, G1M 2K2, CANADA)

A novel field-practical technique for single-end PMD measurement in an optical fiber, based on randomly polarized launched and detected light pulses, is significantly less sensitive to cable movement and offers improved measurement precision.