It is important to estimate precisely the mode-coupling effect caused by the axial fluctuation distribution of modal birefringence (FDMB) in polarization-maintaining fibers (PMFs), because system performance depends on the extinction ratio which is affected by FDMB. The authors present an easy interferometric technique for measuring FDMB with a short resolvable length, and they discuss the measured FDMB and the extinction ratio obtained from the FDMB.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC, USA|
|Publisher||Optical Soc of America|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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