First- and second-order polarization mode dispersion generated by a two-stage emulator

Russell A. Chipman, Ravinderkumar Kinnera

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Abstract

A two-stage polarization mode dispersion (PMD) emulator design consisting of two variable delay lines separated by a rotatable half-wave linear retarder is analyzed and shown to generate an adjustable amount of first- and second-order PMD without any higher orders. This two-stage PMD emulator configuration provides a simple easy-to-breadboard solution for second-order PMD emulators. When compared with PMD emulators based on birefringent crystals, this two-stage emulator is simpler to calibrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6074-6079
Number of pages6
JournalApplied optics
Volume43
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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