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Measurement of high-order polarization mode dispersion

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4 Author(s)
Li, Y. ; Dept. of Appl. Phys., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; Eyal, A. ; Hedekvist, P.O. ; Yariv, A.

We demonstrate a new method to measure high-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) using the Jones matrix exponential expansion. High-order PMD is characterized by measuring a series of characteristic matrices, which are convenient quantities for analyzing PMD effects in the time-domain. An experimental method is developed to estimate the validity range of the exponential expansion.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 7 )