See “Polarization-mode dispersion measurement for single-mode optical fibers by Jones matrix eigenanalysis,” Fiber Optic Test Procedure (FOTP) 122Telecommunications Industry Association, 2500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201 USA.
D. J. Ives, “Calibration of a polarisation state analyser for polarisation mode dispersion measurements,” in Technical Digest of the Fourth Optical Fibre Measurement Conference (Teddington, UK, 1997), pp. 213–216. The exact form of the Stokes polarimeter in this reference is unclear, however, a detailed error analysis is carried out.
The terms type A and type B uncertainties refer to the ISO and the NIST convention and denote uncertainties that are (A) evaluated by statistical means and (B) evaluated by nonstatistical means. For details, see B. N. Taylor, C. E. Kuyatt, eds., “Guidelines for evaluating and expressing the uncertainty of NIST measurement results,” (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo., 1994).
E. Collette, ed., Polarized Light: Fundamentals and Applications (Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1993), p. 103.
W. L. Wolfe, G. J. Zissis, eds., The Infrared Handbook (Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1985), pp. 7–57.
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A. H. Rose, S. M. Etzel, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo., 80303 (personal communication).