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Narrowband Measurements of Polarization-Mode Dispersion Using the Modulation Phase Shift Technique

Published

Author(s)

Paul A. Williams, A. J. Barlow, C. Mackechnie, John B. Schlager

Abstract

A common characteristic of current methods for measuring polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) is the need for a broad optical bandwidth. With the increasing use of wavelength division multiplexing the need to make PMD measurements within a very narrow optical bandpass will also increase. One technique which is well suited to narrowband measurements of PMD is the modulation phase shift technique (MPS). While the concept is not new (1-4), we believe the work here to be the first published demonstration of the accuracy of the technique in measuring differential group delay (DGD) va. wavelength.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., Symp. on Optical Fiber Meas.
Issue
10
Conference Dates
September 15-17, 1998
Conference Location
Boulder, CO

Keywords

differential group delay, modulation phase shift, polarization-mode dispersion, RF

Citation

Williams, P. , Barlow, A. , Mackechnie, C. and Schlager, J. (1998), Narrowband Measurements of Polarization-Mode Dispersion Using the Modulation Phase Shift Technique, Tech. Dig., Symp. on Optical Fiber Meas., Boulder, CO, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=18882 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created August 31, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021