PMD probability distribution for arbitrary distances

Jianke Yang*, William L. Kath, Curtis M. Menyuk

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The differential group delay (DGD) distribution for arbitrary distances with a realistic birefringence model was determined. First, it was shown that for a fiber correlation length that is much larger than the beat length, the Fokker-Planck equation governing the evolution of the probability density function is independent of any parameters. By numerically solving this equation, it was demonstrated that the probability density function for the DGD approaches a Maxwellian distribution asymptotically, and that significant deviations between the actual and asymptotic distributions are present over large distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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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