Effect of nonlinearities on PMD

Misha Boroditsky*, Marianna Bourd, Moshe Tur

*Corresponding author for this work

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We show experimentally and theoretically that the magnitude and direction of the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) vector of a WDM channel is significantly affected by nonlinear polarization crosstalk from neighboring channels within the PMD correlation bandwidth. We use our model to estimate the effect the nonlinear interactions may have on the PMD-induced penalty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4100-4107
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006


  • Nonlinear optical effects system performance
  • Optical fiber communications
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD)


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