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Non-Maxwellian DGD distributions of PMD emulators

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2 Author(s)
Biondini, G. ; Dept. of Eng. Sci. & Appl. Math., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, USA ; Kath, W.L.

We use importance sampling to determine the differential group delay probability distribution produced by various polarization-mode-dispersion emulator models, showing that the tail probabilities can be orders of magnitude smaller than best-fit Maxwellian distributions. PMD emulators can therefore significantly underestimate the probability of rare DGD events.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001  (Volume:4 )

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17-22 March 2001