1 May 2002 A high-order polarization mode dispersion emulator
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A system for generating polarization mode dispersion is developed to reproduce a close approximation to the polarization mode dispersion (pMd) of fiber links in the laboratory. A multistage system of rotating wave plates and combinations of birefringent elements generates a mixture of first-order, second-order, and higher order PMD suitable for testing OC-192 and OC-768 hardware. The PMD emulator can be operated in either static or time-varying modes. In the static mode, first-order PMD is generated with the differential group delay (DGD) continuously adjustable from 0 to 160 ps. In the dynamic mode, time-varying PMD containing first and higher orders is generated with an approximately Maxwellian DGD distribution. The PMD emulator generates PMD variations at adjustable frequencies up to 400 Hz.
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Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, Ravinderkumar Kinnera, Ravinderkumar Kinnera, } "A high-order polarization mode dispersion emulator," Optical Engineering 41(5), (1 May 2002). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1467932 . Submission:


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