A consideration of polarization dispersion determining from a Stokes parameter evaluation

Makoto Tsubokawa, Masaharu Ohashi

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The authors analyze polarization dispersion determined from the Stokes parameter measurement for a single-mode fiber. The polarization state changes are considered for a discrete, tandem fiber model using Poincare sphere representation. As a result, it is found that the differential delay time estimated from the Stokes vectors of output light is not given as the cumulation of zero-mean random values but as positive random values, when random mode conversion exists along a fiber axis. Consequently the polarization dispersion is predicted to increase in proportion to the square root of distance over a 1000-km length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)948-951
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Aug
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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