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Statistics of relative orientation of principal states of polarization in the presence of PMD and PDL
Author(s): David S. Waddy; Liang Chen; Xiaoyi Bao; David L. Harris
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Paper Abstract

The angle between the principal state of polarization fast and slow modes is investigated. In the presence of polarization dependent loss the angle is shown to become non-orthogonal and vary statistically. It is found that the statistics of the angle only depends on polarization dependent loss and is independent of polarization mode dispersion. This phenomena is investigated through experiments and simulations.

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Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.544127
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David S. Waddy, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Liang Chen, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
David L. Harris, Sprint Advanced Technology Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6

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