Abstract

The bandwidth limitations of Poole�??s higher-order polarizationmode dispersion (PMD) interpretation are examined. Correlations and errors related to the truncation of the PMD Taylor series are determined by analysis and simulation. As the PMD order increases, the effective bandwidth of the Poole representation is found to grow slowly beyond the bandwidth of the principal state applicable to first-order PMD.

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Electron Lett. (1)

A. Eyal, W. Marshall, M. Tur and A. Yariv, �??Representation of second-order PMD,�?? Electron. Lett. 35, 1658- 1659 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Internat. Conf. on Communications (1)

C. Francia and D Penninckx, �??Polarization mode dispersion in single-mode optical fibers: Time impulse response,�?? in Proc. 1999 IEEE Internat. Conf. on Communications 3 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, 1999), pp. 1731-1735.

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

G. J. Foschini, and C. D. Poole, �??Statistical theory of polarization dispersion in single mode fibers,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1439-1456 (1991).
[CrossRef]

H. Kogelnik, L. E. Nelson, and J. P. Gordon, �??Emulation and inversion of polarization mode dispersion,�?? J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 482-495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Fiber. Technol. (1)

F. Bruyere, �??Impact of first- and second-order PMD in optical digital transmission systems,�?? Opt. Fiber Technol. 2, 269-280 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

M. Shtaif, A. Mecozzi, and A. Nagel, �??Mean-square magnitude of all orders of polarization mode dispersion and the relation with the bandwidth of the principal state,�?? Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 53-55 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. Li, A. Eyal, P.-O. Hedekvist and A. Yariv, �??Measurement of high-order polarization mode dispersion,�?? Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 861-863 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

C. D. Poole and J. A. Nagel, �??Polarization effects in lightwave systems�?? in Optical Fiber Telecommunications IIIA, I. P. Kaminow and T. L. Koch, eds. (Academic Press, San Diego, 1997).

H. Kogelnik, L. E. Nelson, and R. M. Jopson, �??Polarization mode dispersion�?? in Optical Fiber Telecommunications IVB, I. P. Kaminow and T. Li, eds. (Academic Press, San Diego, 2002).

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