Evaluating the relative time displacement of the two orthogonally polarized components of a pulse propagating down a birefringent optical fiber is considered. A method that provides analytical expressions for this time displacement is described and generalizes analytical results already published.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
Theodoros P. Horikis and John N. Elgin, "Solitons in fibers with polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 27, 1516-1518 (2002)