In a recent paper [Opt. Lett. <b>25</b>, 290 (2000)] and a personal communication (MIT, Cambridge, Mass. 02139) Y. Chen and H. A. Haus analytically described the relative displacement among the orthogonally polarized components of a soliton that undergoes propagation in a fiber affected by polarization-mode dispersion. We show that the same results may also be derived by use of an approach alternative to that of Y. Chen and H. A. Haus.
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Stefano Boscolo, Alessandra Pavan, and Michele Midrio, "Solitons in fibers with polarization-mode dispersion: an alternative derivation of the dynamical equations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1-6 (2002)