In-service measurements of polarization-mode dispersion and correlation to bit-error rate

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We introduce a nondisruptive in situ polarization-mode dispersion measurement technique using the sidebands of working channels and show that it compares favorably with the standard Mueller matrix method. Using this technique, we observed time correlations between the instantaneous differential group delay and bit-error rate on a 1000-km field-installed 43… (More)

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@article{Boroditsky2003InserviceMO, title={In-service measurements of polarization-mode dispersion and correlation to bit-error rate}, author={Mikhail Boroditsky and Matthew Brodsky and N. J. Frigo and Patrick J Magill and Leah M Raddatz}, journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters}, year={2003}, volume={15}, pages={572-574} }