Anisotropic diffusion of the state of polarization in optical fibers with randomly varying birefringence

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, C. R. Menyuk

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Polarization diffusion in communication f ibers is studied. Diffusion of the states of polarization in an optical fiber is found to be anisotropic on the surface of the Poincaré sphere. The predicted anisotropy has signif icant implications for nonlinear evolution in long-distance communication system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2493-2495
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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