Anisotropie hinge model for polarization-mode dispersion in installed fibers

Jinglai Li, Gino Biondini*, William L. Kath, Herwig Kogelnik

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We discuss a generalized waveplate hinge model to characterize anisotropic effects associated with the hinge model of polarization-mode dispersion in installed systems. In this model, the action of the hinges is a random time-dependent rotation about a fixed axis. We obtain the probability density function of the differential group delay and the outage probability of an individual wavelength band using a combination of importance sampling and the cross-entropy method, and we then compute the noncompliant capacity ratio by averaging over wavelength bands. The results show that there are significant differences between the outage statistics predicted by isotropic and anisotropic hinge models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1924-1926
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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