15 December 2000 Fully distributed polarization properties of an optical fiber using the backscattering technique
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Proceedings Volume 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406431
Event: 2000 International Conference on Application of Photonic Technology (ICAPT 2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
Abstract
The new Polarization-OTDR (Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry) technique theoretically and numerically described in this paper is based on the fact that the polarization state evolution ofthe backscattered signal gives information about the distribution of the fibre birefringence along its length. The knowledge of full polarization properties of a singlemode optical fibre can be very useful for determining the Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), which has become an important limiting factor in high capacity optical communications systems. Another interesting application is the possible realisation of fully-distributed optical-fibre sensor (FDOFS). Simulations have been done and gave promising results.
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Marc Wuilpart, Marc Wuilpart, Alan J. Rogers, Alan J. Rogers, Patrice Megret, Patrice Megret, Michel Blondel, Michel Blondel, } "Fully distributed polarization properties of an optical fiber using the backscattering technique", Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406431; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406431
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