Analytical theory for PMD-compensation
Journal article, 2000

Exact analytical expressions are derived for the expected pulse broadening in a fiber-optic transmission system suffering from both first- and higher-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD). In particular, two different optical compensation techniques are studied: one based on launching the light in a principal states of polarization; and the other adding a birefringent element after the system to compensate the PMD to first order at one specific wavelength. The influence of each technique is quantified through simulation.


Henrik Sunnerud

Department of Microelectronics

Magnus Karlsson

Department of Microelectronics

Peter Andrekson

Department of Microelectronics

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135 (ISSN) 19410174 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 1 50-52

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Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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