Multiple importance sampling for first- and second-order PMD

Sarah L. Fogal*, Gino Biondini, William L. Kath

*Corresponding author for this work

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Multiple importance sampling method for first and second-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) was presented. The technique employed multiple biasing schemes to generate configurations where the first and second-order PMD vectors were both large, or where one of them was large and the other one small. The probability distribution function (pdf) of the magnitude of the PMD vectors was calculated. The use of importance sampling allowed the accurate determination of the associated probability distribution, even for very rare events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2002Mar 22 2002


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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