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Optical Engineering

Wavelength dependence study on the transmission characteristics of the concatenated polarization dependent loss and polarization mode dispersion elements
Author(s): Shiquan Yang; Liang Chen; Xiaoyi Bao
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally find that, for a communication system with many polarization dependent loss (PDL) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) components, the total PDL and the product of the maximum and minimum transmission coefficients (TmaxTmin) are wavelength dependent, even though they are treated as wavelength independent in most of the simulations. At a given wavelength, however, the PDL and PMD elements are concatenated, and the total TmaxTmin of the system is equal to the products of the TmaxTmin of each comprising element.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(11) 115006 doi: 10.1117/1.2124607
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Shiquan Yang, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Liang Chen, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


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