Effects of Polarization-Mode Dispersion on Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing
Journal article, 2017

In this paper, the effects of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) on degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) are studied in detail. New solutions of the FWM equations show that PMD can suppress the input-polarization dependence of FWM and reduce the idler growth significantly. The consequences of these results for next-generation passive optical networks are described briefly.

optical polarization

polarization-mode dispersion

optical fiber communication

Four-wave mixing


Colin McKinstrie

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 19 4210-4218

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