The required structure and elements of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensators for complete second-order compensation are investigated by use of a general PMD vector formalism of concatenated PMD elements based on Mueller matrices and Stokes vectors. The investigation shows that two- and three-stage compensators with five independent parameters can compensate for polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion as well as the depolarization component of second-order PMD.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
Sangin Kim, "Schemes for complete compensation for polarization mode dispersion up to second order," Opt. Lett. 27, 577-579 (2002)