A combination of polarization-mode dispersion and polarization-dependent losses in optical fibers may lead to anomalous pulse spreading. We both calculate this effect and confirm its existence by an experimental demonstration.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
B. Huttner and N. Gisin, "Anomalous pulse spreading in birefringent optical fibers with polarization-dependent losses," Opt. Lett. 22, 504-506 (1997)