Temporal evolution of the polarization state of optical pulses under the effect of polarization-mode dispersion

Shuo-Yen Tseng, C. J.K. Richardson, J. Goldhar

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Abstract

The temporal evolution of the polarization state of optical pulses under the effect of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) is analyzed. Pulse chirp and PMD cause characteristic rotation of the Stokes vector on the Poincare sphere. A dynamical equation describing the rotation is obtained for a Gaussian shaped pulse with linear chirp affected by first-order PMD. Differential group delay, pulsewidth, and first-order frequency chirp are calculated from the measured time-resolved Stokes vector using the dynamical equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1208
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

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Polarization mode dispersion
Laser pulses
chirp
Polarization
polarization
pulses
Group delay
Poincare spheres
causes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.04.2004, p. 1206-1208.

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