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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5067–5072

Generalized Mueller matrix method for polarization mode dispersion measurement in a system with polarization-dependent loss or gain

H. Dong, P. Shum, M. Yan, J. Q. Zhou, G. X. Ning, Y. D. Gong, and C. Q. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5067-5072 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.005067


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Abstract

A generalized Mueller matrix method (GMMM) is proposed to measure the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in an optical fiber system with polarization-dependent loss or gain (PDL/G). This algorithm is based on the polar decomposition of a 4×4 matrix which corresponds to a Lorentz transformation. Compared to the generalized Poincaré sphere method, the GMMM can measure PMD accurately with a relatively larger frequency step, and the obtained PMD data has very low noise level.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Citation
H. Dong, P. Shum, M. Yan, J. Q. Zhou, G. X. Ning, Y. D. Gong, and C. Q. Wu, "Generalized Mueller matrix method for polarization mode dispersion measurement in a system with polarization-dependent loss or gain," Opt. Express 14, 5067-5072 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-5067


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