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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1863–1867

Group velocity, energy, and polarization mode dispersion

Hermann A. Haus  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 1863-1867 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001863


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Abstract

The group-velocity concept of a complex of modes is investigated, and the findings are related to power and energy. A special case of interest is polarization mode dispersion. This approach permits a generalization of polarization mode dispersion to the case of polarization mixing of multiple modes. Further, it is shown that first- and second-order polarization mode dispersions are related to an energy matrix.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Hermann A. Haus, "Group velocity, energy, and polarization mode dispersion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1863-1867 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-11-1863


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