Wind-induced polarization changes

​When aerial fiber-optical cables, e.g., hung along power-grid lines, swing under wind, the swinging motion gives rise to polarization changes. The project shall model the mechanical movement and the corresponding quasi-random polarization drift, and then make a statistical model for these polarization changes. How fast are the changes, and how does this speed scale with wind speed and link lengths, are questions that are in focus. The project is mainly theoretical/numerical, but also some simple experiments can be considered.

Contact: Magnus Karlsson, magnus.karlsson@chalmers.se

Focus: Theory, numerical simulations

Published: Wed 13 Dec 2017.