Statistical determination of the length dependence of high-order polarization mode dispersion

A. Eyal*, Y. Li, W. K. Marshall, A. Yariv, M. Tur

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Abstract

We describe a method of characterizing high-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Using a new expansion to approximate the Jones matrix of a polarization-dispersive medium, we study the length dependence of high-order PMD to the fourth order. A simple rule for the asymptotic behavior of PMD for short and long fibers is found. It is also shown that, in long fibers (∼1000 km), at 40 Gbits/s the third- and fourth-order PMD may become comparable to the second-order PMD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-877
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2000

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