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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2002
  • pp: 577–579

Schemes for complete compensation for polarization mode dispersion up to second order

Sangin Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 577-579 (2002)

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The required structure and elements of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensators for complete second-order compensation are investigated by use of a general PMD vector formalism of concatenated PMD elements based on Mueller matrices and Stokes vectors. The investigation shows that two- and three-stage compensators with five independent parameters can compensate for polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion as well as the depolarization component of second-order PMD.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Sangin Kim, "Schemes for complete compensation for polarization mode dispersion up to second order," Opt. Lett. 27, 577-579 (2002)

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