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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2007
  • pp: 916–921

Measurement of the complex polarization mode dispersion vector using Jones matrix analysis

Trung Do, Hui Dong, and Ping Shum  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 6, pp. 916-921 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000916


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-6-916


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