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Rotating-Wave-Plate Stokes Polarimeter for Differential Group Delay Measurements of Polarization-Mode Dispersion

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Author(s)

Paul A. Williams

Abstract

We present a description and detailed error analysis of a polarization-mode dispersion measurement system which used the Jones matrix eigenanalysis measurement technique based on a rotating-waveplate Stokes polarimeter. The uncertainty of the system (at the 95% confidence level) is 3.2 fs and is due primarily to uncertainty of PMD in the fiber leads used in the measurements.
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
38
Issue
31

Keywords

differential group delay, JME Jones matrix eigenanalysis, PMD, Stokes polarimeter

Citation

Williams, P. (1999), Rotating-Wave-Plate Stokes Polarimeter for Differential Group Delay Measurements of Polarization-Mode Dispersion, Optics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=23819 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created November 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017