Theoretical Analysis and Primary Experimental Verification of Reflectometric Measurement of Polarization Mode Dispersion in an Optical Fiber Link with Polarization-Dependent Loss

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

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Dong, H.; Tang, M.; Shum, P. (Network Technology Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, 4th Storey Research Technol Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553)
Gong, Y. D. (Institute for Inforcomm Research, Singapore)

We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the differential group delay and differential attenuation slope of an optical fiber with polarization-dependent loss can be explicitly obtained by reflectometric measurements in optical frequency and fiber length domains.