We give the exact analytical expression for the autocorrelation function of the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) vector of a fiber link in which first-order PMD is compensated for at the output. We use the result to obtain the mean-square width of a Gaussian pulse in the presence of a first-order PMD compensator.
© 2005 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
Cristian Antonelli and Antonio Mecozzi, "Pulse broadening due to polarization mode dispersion with first-order compensation," Opt. Lett. 30, 1626-1628 (2005)