The Brownian-bridge method for simulating polarization mode dispersion in optical communications systems

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Abstract

We propose a technique that allows efficient simulation of fibers with a specific value of instantaneous polarization mode dispersion (PMD) at a given optical frequency. The proposed technique is rigorously indistinguishable in the statistical sense from applying the brute-force Monte Carlo method and then selecting the fibers whose PMD vector has the desired value. To demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed method, we calculate the probability density function of the differential group delay (DGD) conditioned on the value of the DGD at an offset frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Brownian bridge
  • Importance sampling
  • Optical communications
  • Polarization mode dispersion (PMD)

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