Frequency-correlation analysis of PMD emulators with symmetric polarization scrambling

Leigh Palmer, Peter Farrell, Sarah Dods, Jamie Scott Evans

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The authors investigate the artificial frequency correlation induced by polarization scrambled statistical polarization-mode-dispersion emulators. A simple model is derived that accurately predicts the average frequency correlation when the scrambling is symmetric. It is shown that the nature of the symmetry affects the emulator performance, and that increasingly, isotropic scrambling gives lower correlation. The derived model shows a good agreement with Monte Carlo simulation and experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3897 - 3906
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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