The polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of a nondepolarizing optical system is analyzed. A new method is proposed to calculate the complex PMD vector by measuring two Jones matrices at two different wavelengths.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007
Trung Do, Hui Dong, and Ping Shum, "Measurement of the complex polarization mode dispersion vector using Jones matrix analysis," Appl. Opt. 46, 916-921 (2007)