Non-Maxwellian DGD distributions of PMD emulators

Gino Biondini, William L. Kath*, Curtis 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)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2001
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557526540
StatePublished - 2001
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2001 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2001 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period3/17/01 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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