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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2049–2051

Statistical characterization of the output state of polarization in deployed single-mode fibers

Winston T. Ireeta, Vitalis Musara, Lorinda Wu, and Andrew W. R. Leitch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2049-2051 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002049


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Abstract

Changes in the optical fiber properties due to both intrinsic and extrinsic variations result in polarization mode dispersion and state of polarization (SOP) becoming stochastic in nature. The statistics for first-order PMD and the second-order PMD approach the Maxwellian and Foschini et al. [ IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 12, 293 (2000)] distributions, respectively. In this Letter, we investigate a theoretical statistical distribution that corres ponds to output SOP variations. The SOP variations can either be with wavelength (for buried fiber) or with time (for aerial fiber). Our results show that the statistics of the relative SOP changes approach the distribution proposed by Foschini et al..

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

Citation
Winston T. Ireeta, Vitalis Musara, Lorinda Wu, and Andrew W. R. Leitch, "Statistical characterization of the output state of polarization in deployed single-mode fibers," Opt. Lett. 35, 2049-2051 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2049

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