Maximum second order PMD in emulators - a geometric approach

  • Magnus Karlsson
  • Published 2005 in
    OFC/NFOEC Technical Digest. Optical Fiber…
A new geometric interpretation of second order PMD (SOPMD) is used to solve the problem of how the birefringent elements in an emulator should be oriented to maximize the SOPMD. Both depolarization and polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion are considered.