A fully polarimetric optical time-domain reflectometer

  title={A fully polarimetric optical time-domain reflectometer},
  author={J. G. Elhison and A Siddiqui},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
We report the implementation of the first fully polarization sensitive optical time domain reflectometer (POTDR). This nondestructive measurement technique, requiring access to one fiber end only, enables the determination of both the linear and twist induced circular birefringence distribution along the fiber. This information, combined with a knowledge of the mode coupling length, enables the evaluation of the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) properties of fibers and optical cables… CONTINUE READING
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