Measurement of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) spans from precise component characterization of differential group delay (DGD) to system characterization of mean DGD and dynamic PMD properties. We describe recent advances and issues in these varied measurements, and describe work to estimate the rate and duration of PMD-induced system outages.
Proceedings Title: Proc., 16th Intl. Conf. on Optical Fiber Sensors
Conference Dates: October 13-17, 2003
Conference Location: Nara, JA
Pub Type: Conferences
differential group delay, polarization mode dispersion (PMD)