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Measurement of high-order polarization mode dispersion

Li, Yi and Eyal, A. and Hedekvist, P.-O. and Yariv, A, (2000) Measurement of high-order polarization mode dispersion. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 12 (7). pp. 861-863. ISSN 1041-1135. doi:10.1109/68.853527.

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We demonstrate a new method to measure high-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) using the Jones matrix exponential expansion. High-order PMD is characterized by measuring a series of characteristic matrices, which are convenient quantities for analyzing PMD effects in the time-domain. An experimental method is developed to estimate the validity range of the exponential expansion.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 25, 1999; revised February 14, 2000. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research (Yoon Soo Park), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (H. Schlossberg), and the Swedish-Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). The authors would like to thank K. Vahala for kindly providing the polarization analyzer.
Subject Keywords:Differential group delay, optical fiber communication, optical measurements, polarization mode dispersion, principal states of polarization
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