Polarization decorrelation in optical fibers with randomly varying birefringence

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, C. R. Menyuk

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The rate at which light pulses spread in linear systems is determined by a key physical parameter, the polarization decorrelation length hE. Therefore it is the purpose of the study to determine hE through simulations using two physically reasonable models. The first model shows the birefringence orientation to vary randomly with the strength constant. In the second model, birefringence orientation and strength has a 2D Gaussian distribution. The results showed that the second model is almost the same as the 1st model and that in the 1st model, hE relied on the power spectral density of fluctuation spectrum at average beat length.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780319710
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 8 May 199413 May 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • General Engineering


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