Modeling and Simulation of Polarization Mode Dispersion and Polarization Dependent Loss
A least-squares algorithm that extracts PMD and PDL coefficients from repeated measurements of the output Stokes vector of an optical system for a random set of input polarization states is introduced and subsequently applied to the rapid experimental determination of the probability density of the differential group delay of a fiber-squeezer based PMD emulator. The applicability of Clifford algebra and Pade-approximant techniques to the efficient simulation of the wavelength dependence of PMD and PDL is also discussed.
School:University of Waterloo
School Location:Canada - Ontario
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:polarization optical fiber simulation multicanonical pmd pdl montecarlo birefringence physics
Date of Publication:01/01/2007