Polarization-induced distortions in optical fiber networks with polarization-mode dispersion and polarization-dependent losses

Authors:B Huttner, C Geiser, N Gisin
Journal:IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 6, 317–329 (2000)
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Abstract:We review the formalism required to investigate the combined effects of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and polarization-dependent losses (PDL) in optical fiber networks. The combination of PMD and PDL may lead to anomalous dispersion, which is not correctly described by a direct application of the Jones matrix eigenanalysis (JME) method. This calls for a careful assessment of PMD measurement methods in the presence of PDL. We also present a theoretical analysis of distortions in analog transmissions, and computer simulations of digital transmissions. These show that distributed PDL increases the power penalty of the transmission more than lumped PDL at the end of the channel.
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@ARTICLE{Huttner2000,
  author = {Huttner, B. and Geiser, C. and Gisin, N.},
  title = {Polarization-induced distortions in optical fiber networks with polarization-mode
	dispersion and polarization-dependent losses},
  journal = {IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
  year = {2000},
  volume = {6},
  pages = {317--329},
  number = {2},
  abstract = {We review the formalism required to investigate the combined effects
	of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and polarization-dependent
	losses (PDL) in optical fiber networks. The combination of PMD and
	PDL may lead to anomalous dispersion, which is not correctly described
	by a direct application of the Jones matrix eigenanalysis (JME) method.
	This calls for a careful assessment of PMD measurement methods in
	the presence of PDL. We also present a theoretical analysis of distortions
	in analog transmissions, and computer simulations of digital transmissions.
	These show that distributed PDL increases the power penalty of the
	transmission more than lumped PDL at the end of the channel. },
  owner = {cc},
  sn = {1077-260X},
  timestamp = {2010.08.20},
  ut = {WOS:000087977800013}
}