|Title||Angular displacement and SOP speeds......|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Nabadda, E, Ireeta, WT, Gibbon, TB|
|Date Published||5 April 2018|
|Keywords||Aerial ﬁber, Buried ﬁber, Polarization, Polarization maintaining ﬁber, Single mode ﬁber|
Optical ﬁber transmission suffers signiﬁcant penalty from dispersion related effects. In thisstudy, we experimentally investigate angular displacement and speed of state of polar-ization in single mode ﬁbers (SMF) and polarization maintaining ﬁbers in two states, i.e.aerial and buried state. The results show that a buried single mode ﬁber incurs minimalchange of state of polarization (implying lower polarization mode dispersion) as comparedto a buried polarization maintaining ﬁber, with a slight difference of 0.000464 standarddeviation (spread). This is a good ﬁnding, since, most of the telecom companies use sin-gle mode ﬁbers for their transmission, so reinstallation might be so costly, time wastingand unnecessary as well as the costs that would be incurred in purchasing PMF which aremore expensive compared to the single mode ﬁber, as per ‘THORLABS’. i.e $33.75–$40.0 permeter of PMF compared to $7.0–$14.0 per meter of a single mode ﬁber. However in caseswhere aerial transmissions are un-avoidable, Polarization maintaining ﬁbers are highlyrecommended as compared to single mode ﬁbers.