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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 380–384

PMD correlation properties in the hinge model

George Soliman and David Yevick  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 380-384 (2013)

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We demonstrate that within the framework of the hinge model, the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) vector correlation function averaged over time and wavelength is only appreciably affected by the position of the last hinge. Further, the correlation function width is found within the context of a standard hinge model to decrease nearly monotonically with the number of hinges. We finally derive, through a theoretical analysis, an upper bound for the mean squared differential group delay of the last fiber section in the link in terms of the correlation function.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2013
Published: February 13, 2013

George Soliman and David Yevick, "PMD correlation properties in the hinge model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 380-384 (2013)

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