Field measurements of the state of polarization in buried and aerial transmission fiber are presented and analyzed. State of polarization changes measured under field conditions are compared to the state of polarization changes generated by commercially available polarization scramblers for the purpose of laboratory evaluation.
Proceedings Title: Tech. Dig., Optical Fiber Communication Conf. (OFC)
Conference Dates: February 22-27, 2004
Conference Location: Los Angeles, CA
Pub Type: Conferences
optical fiber, polarimetry, polarization