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PMD Measurement Techniques - Avoiding Measurement Pitfalls



Paul A. Williams


Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) is an interesting phenomenon. Unfortunately, interesting usually means complicated, and that is definitely the case with PMD. These complications can be troublesome when attempting to measure PMD. This presentation has two parts, the first introduces the various measurement methods, and the second describes the "best practices" for each method in order to get correct results.
Proceedings Title
Venice Summer School on Polarization Mode Dispersion
Conference Dates
June 24-26, 2002
Conference Location
Venice, IT


PMD, polarization-mode dispersion, bandwidth efficiency factor, JME, Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis, MMM


Williams, P. (2002), PMD Measurement Techniques - Avoiding Measurement Pitfalls, Venice Summer School on Polarization Mode Dispersion, Venice, IT, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017