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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2000
  • pp: 875–877

Statistical determination of the length dependence of high-order polarization mode dispersion

A. Eyal, Y. Li, W. K. Marshall, A. Yariv, and M. Tur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 875-877 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000875


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Abstract

We describe a method of characterizing high-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Using a new expansion to approximate the Jones matrix of a polarization-dispersive medium, we study the length dependence of high-order PMD to the fourth order. A simple rule for the asymptotic behavior of PMD for short and long fibers is found. It is also shown that, in long fibers (∼1000 km), at 40 Gbits/s the third- and fourth-order PMD may become comparable to the second-order PMD.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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A. Eyal, Y. Li, W. K. Marshall, A. Yariv, and M. Tur, "Statistical determination of the length dependence of high-order polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 25, 875-877 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-12-875


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