We report the characterization up to second-order polarization mode dispersion of dispersion-managed fiber using the Jones matrix method. A simple processing algorithm is required to determine differential group delay and principal states of polarization rotation.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
O. M. Diaz, P. V. Heyningen, L. Bakker, G. D. Khoe, H. d. Waardt, R. Smets, and J. Prat, "High-order PMD characterization of a dispersion-managed link by means of Jones matrix method," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA80.
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