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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2003
  • pp: 822–824

Evolution of the mean instantaneous intensity in fibers affected by polarization mode dispersion

Avishay Eyal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 822-824 (2003)

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It is shown that the mean instantaneous intensity (MII) of a pulse propagating in an optical fiber affected by polarization mode dispersion is related to the frequency autocorrelation of the fiber's Jones matrix through a Fourier transform. A simple derivation of the diffusion equation satisfied by the MII and the autocorrelation function of a Jones matrix is described.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Avishay Eyal, "Evolution of the mean instantaneous intensity in fibers affected by polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 28, 822-824 (2003)

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