Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 725–734

Analytical theory for pulse broadening induced by all-order polarization mode dispersion combined with frequency chirp and group-velocity dispersion


DOI: 10.1023/A:1023954609465

Cite this article as:
Zheng, Y., Yang, BJ. & Zhang, XG. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2003) 35: 725. doi:10.1023/A:1023954609465


We derive an analytical expression for the expected root-mean-square (rms) pulse broadening with considering the combined effects of all-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD), group velocity dispersion (GVD) and frequency chirp. It is shown that two commonly used first-order PMD compensators lose their efficiency quickly with chirp parameter increasing if GVD is ignored. When GVD is added, prechirp technique is helpful for the enhancement of PMD tolerance for both uncompensated case and first-order compensators when GVD and PMD coefficient satisfy some special relationship.

frequency chirp group velocity dispersion polarization mode dispersion 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, School of ScienceBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingPeople's Republic of China

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