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Optical Engineering

Analysis on the definition of polarization-dependent loss
Author(s): Panfeng Ding; Jiaxian Wang; Qiren Zhuang; Junqiang Sun; Rui Hou
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Paper Abstract

Based on the theory of Mueller matrix of optical devices with both polarization dependent loss (PDL) and birefringence, the definition of polarization loss (PDL) is analyzed. The newly formulated equations for PDL are generalized for input light with arbitrary degree of polarization (DOP). Theoretical derivation shows that the overall polarization states should contain all the polarization states with random DOP. The magnitude of PDL has connection with the input DOP. The direction of PDL vector is only decided by the Mueller matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(11) 115009 doi: 10.1117/1.2802551
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Panfeng Ding, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)
Jiaxian Wang, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)
Qiren Zhuang, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)
Junqiang Sun, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Rui Hou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


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