A Novel Technique for Reducing Polarization Noise in Optical-Time Domain Reflectometers for Single-Mode Fibers

Tsuneo Horiguchi, Kazunori Suzuki, Nori Shibata, Masataka Nakazawa, Shigeyuki Seikai

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A novel technique is proposed for reducing polarization noise of backscattering in ordinary single-mode fibers. The technique is based on the depolarization of light due to propagation in highly birefringent polarization-holding fiber. Performance of the technique is examined theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results show the usefulness of the technique for an optical-time domain reflec-tometer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-908
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Aug


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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