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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1315–1317

Theory of polarization mode dispersion with linear birefringence

Antonio Mecozzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1315-1317 (2008)

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We derive a compact equation characterizing the polarization property of an optical fiber with linear birefringence. Under particular conditions the solution of this equation gives the differential group delay as a simple functional of the birefringence autocorrelation function.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2008
Published: June 6, 2008

Antonio Mecozzi, "Theory of polarization mode dispersion with linear birefringence," Opt. Lett. 33, 1315-1317 (2008)

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