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PDL estimation in a concatenation of all-fiber passive optical components
Author(s): Mickal Grisel; Olivier Latry; Eric Joubert; Mohamed Ketata
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Paper Abstract

In the state of polarization principle, a component is cut in a lot of trunks. Each trunk is characterized by vectors linked to local PDL and PMD values and by the Pauli's matrix. This vectorial approach is used to determine the complete characteristics of an optical assembly as a function of PDL and PMD vectors of each trunk. We particularly put in evidence the output PDL vector evolution versus the wave time constant, (e.g. versus the frequency). A study of the PDL maximum and minimum evolution (position and value) is also achieved. This study shows the posituons of the PDL maximum and minimum values are constant for the highest wave time constant values. This point out that the PDL maximum (minimum) value is obtained when the PDL and PMD vectors of each trunk are parallel (anti-parallel respectively). An evolution of this values and positions is proposed for the lowest wave time constant values. For a sufficiently high frequency, it is possible to demonstrate the assembly had an almost null PDL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5247, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, (19 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511107
Show Author Affiliations
Mickal Grisel, Univ. de Rouen (France)
Olivier Latry, Univ. de Rouen (France)
Eric Joubert, Univ. de Rouen (France)
Mohamed Ketata, Univ. de Rouen (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5247:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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