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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 23 — Nov. 17, 2003
  • pp: 3141–3146

Effect of local PMD and PDL directional correlation on the principal state of polarization vector autocorrelation

Liang Chen, Saeed Hadjifaradji, David S. Waddy, and Xiaoyi Bao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 23, pp. 3141-3146 (2003)

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The effect of local PMD and PDL directional correlation is considered for the first time in a single mode fiber communication link. It is shown that the autocorrelation between the real and imaginary part of the complex principal state vector is nonzero in general. Experimental results verifying the local correlation between PMD and PDL directional are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2003
Published: November 17, 2003

Liang Chen, Saeed Hadjifaradji, David Waddy, and Xiaoyi Bao, "Effect of local PMD and PDL directional correlation on the principal state of polarization vector autocorrelation," Opt. Express 11, 3141-3146 (2003)

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