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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 574–583

Analytical treatment of polarization-mode dispersion in single-mode fibers by means of the backscattered signal

Fabrizio Corsi, Andrea Galtarossa, and Luca Palmieri  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 574-583 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.000574


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Abstract

We present analytical results on the polarization-mode dispersion characteristics of single-mode birefringent fibers based on statistical properties of the backscattered signal. In particular, we calculate exactly the relationship between polarization-mode dispersion characteristics in forward propagation with respect to round-trip propagation in terms of dynamical equations, differential group delays, correlation lengths, and second-order effects. The theory applies to fibers affected by superposition of linear and circular birefringence in both the short-length and the long-length regimes.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 1998
Published: March 1, 1999

Citation
Fabrizio Corsi, Andrea Galtarossa, and Luca Palmieri, "Analytical treatment of polarization-mode dispersion in single-mode fibers by means of the backscattered signal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 574-583 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-16-3-574


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