We solve the differential equation for the frequency-dependent Mueller matrix for systems affected by both of PMD and PDL with a Magnus expansion approach. The formalism is then applied to compensator design.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
M. A. Reimer and D. Yevick, " Application of the Magnus Expansion to Polarization Mode Dispersion and Polarization Dependent Loss," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWI40.
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