We characterize the joint two-time statistics of the polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) vector. Good agreement with experimental PMD measurements taken on an installed system is achieved. The results can be used to obtain the temporal evolution of the average penalty of a system close to an outage condition.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2007
Published: October 12, 2007
Antonio Mecozzi, Cristian Antonelli, and Misha Brodsky, "Statistics of the polarization mode dispersion dynamics," Opt. Lett. 32, 3032-3034 (2007)