Polarization-dependent loss as a waveform-distorting mechanism and its effect on fiber-optic systems

@article{Shtaif2005PolarizationdependentLA,
  title={Polarization-dependent loss as a waveform-distorting mechanism and its effect on fiber-optic systems},
  author={Mark Shtaif and Olivier Rosenberg},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={923-930}
}
This paper presents a study on the effect of polarization-dependent loss (PDL) as a waveform-distorting mechanism in the presence of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and assesses its significance in fiber-optic communications links. A simple model is introduced that illustrates the joint effect of PDL and PMD on the transmitted waveforms within the first-order approximation in the transmitted bandwidth, and the nature of possible distortions is discussed. This paper analyzes the statistics of… CONTINUE READING

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