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Simple-structured all-order polarization mode dispersion emulator in DWDM systems
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Paper Abstract

The PMD at a wide range of optical frequencies and statistics of all-order PMD, especially the first-, second- and third-order PMD, of a n-segment DGD units combination separated by PCs or PRs are fully analysed with Poincare sphere, Mueller matrix and Fourier transform methods. The results show that, to simulate all-order PMD in DWDM systems as truly as possible, the number of n should be as large as possible, the least value of 4 is preferred. The DGD units should be variable or unequal. Choosing PC or PR just affects the probability density function of PMD when n is not too much and the DGD values of the DGD units are unchangeable. At last, a simple, practical, and low cost all-order PMD emulator in DWDM systems is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.567905
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Shiguang Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Changxi Yang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Guofan Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5625:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II
Cedric F. Lam; Wanyi Gu; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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