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PMD measurement techniques and how to avoid the pitfalls



Paul A. Williams


This chapter presents a practical guide to PMD measurements including descriptions of the various measurement techniques and discussion of their associated sources of measurement error. Methods for mitigating these error sources are also discussed.
Journal of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports
Publisher Info
Springer, New York, NY


DGD, differential group delay, optical fiber metrology, PMD, polarization-mode dispersion


Williams, P. (2004), PMD measurement techniques and how to avoid the pitfalls, Springer, New York, NY, [online], (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created November 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017