A novel technique for determining the polarisation mode dispersion in optical fibres is described. The technique makes use of a sinusoidally frequency modulated source, and is applied to the measurement of the beat length of highly birefringent monomode fibre. The temporal delay between the two modes of the fibre is measured with a resolution of approximately ±0.6 ps.
- polarisation mode dispersion
- optical fibres
- sinusoidally frequency modulated source
- beat length
- birefringent monomode fibre
- temporal delay
Webb, D. J., Tatam, R. P., Jones, J. D. C., & Jackson, D. A. (1989). A novel technique for polarisation mode dispersion measurements in optical fibres. Optics Communications, 69(3-4), 230-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/0030-4018(89)90105-3