We have developed a reduced model of the evolution of the polarization states of the channels in a wavelength-division-multiplexed system that follows only the Stokes parameters for each channel. We apply this model to demonstrating that the expected repolarization of polarization-scrambled signals is small. We verify our results by comparing them with numerical simulations with realistic parameters.
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D. Wang and C. R. Menyuk, "Reduced model of the evolution of the polarization states in wavelength-division-multiplexed channels," Opt. Lett. 23, 1677-1679 (1998)