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February 1995, Article 4

Measurement of Polarization-Mode Dispersion

Polarization-mode dispersion is defined and characterized,using Poincare sphere and Jones matrix concepts. Interferometric, wavelength scanning, and Jones matrix eigenanalysis measurement methods are described. Instrumentation, especially the HP 8509B lightwave polarization analyzer, is discussed.

by Brian L. Heffner and Paul R. Hernday

Article 1 - feb95a4.pdf

Jones Calculus - feb95a4a.pdf

The Poincare Sphere - feb95a4b.pdf

The HP 8509A/B Lightwave Polarization Analyzer - feb95a4c.pdf

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