Non-Maxwellian DGD distributions of PMD emulators

G. Biondini, William L Kath*, C. R. Menyuk

*Corresponding author for this work

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We use importance sampling to determine the differential group delay probability distribution produced by various polarization-mode-dispersion emulator models, showing that the tail probabilities can be orders of magnitude smaller than best-fit Maxwellian distributions. PMD emulators can therefore significantly underestimate the probability of rare DGD events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2001Mar 22 2001


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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