We elaborate on a recently proposed model of the temporal dependence of polarization mode dispersion in long fiber links. We evaluate the probability that a channel of a wavelength-division multiplexed system never incurs an outage, and the range of frequency over which the parameters that characterize the temporal statistics of the differential group delay are correlated.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, M. Boroditsky, and M. Brodsky, "Characterization of the time dependence of polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 29, 2599-2601 (2004)