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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2003
  • pp: 1270–1282

On the bandwidth of higher-order polarization-mode dispersion: the Taylor series expansion

Hong Chen, R. M. Jopson, and H. Kogelnik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 1270-1282 (2003)

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The bandwidth limitations of Poole’s higher-order polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) interpretation are examined. Correlations and errors related to the truncation of the PMD Taylor series are determined by analysis and simulation. As the PMD order increases, the effective bandwidth of the Poole representation is found to grow slowly beyond the bandwidth of the principal state applicable to first-order PMD.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Original Manuscript: April 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2003
Published: June 2, 2003

Hong Chen, R. Jopson, and H. Kogelnik, "On the bandwidth of higher-order polarization-mode dispersion: the Taylor series expansion," Opt. Express 11, 1270-1282 (2003)

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