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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 688–690

Polarization mode dispersion induced pulse broadening in optical fibers

Magnus Karlsson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 688-690 (1998)

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A simple and exact analytical expression is derived for the amount of broadening that a pulse suffers when it is subjected to the combined actions of polarization mode dispersion, chromatic dispersion, and chirping. The theory is then applied to various manifestations of second-order polarization mode dispersions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Magnus Karlsson, "Polarization mode dispersion induced pulse broadening in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 23, 688-690 (1998)

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