Applications of importance sampling to polarization mode dispersion

Gino Biondini*, William L. Kath

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We describe the application of importance sampling to Monte-Carlo simulations of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in optical fibers. The method allows rare PMD events to be simulated much more efficiently than with standard Monte-Carlo methods, thus making it possible to assess the effect of PMD on system outage probabilities at realistic bit error ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-31
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Optical and Fiber Communications Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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