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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1503–1508

Mueller matrix description of polarization mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss

Michael Reimer and David Yevick  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 1503-1508 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.001503


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Abstract

We derive a differential equation that relates the Mueller matrices of an optical system at adjacent frequencies in the presence of polarization mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss (PDL). We then demonstrate that a solution of this equation based on the Magnus expansion yields a description of the Mueller matrix in orders of the principal state vector that coincides with previously reported results for systems without PDL.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2005

Citation
Michael Reimer and David Yevick, "Mueller matrix description of polarization mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1503-1508 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-6-1503

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