Polarization Mode Dispersion

  • Andrea Galtarossa
  • Curtis R. Menyuk

Part of the Optical and Fiber Communications Reports book series (OFCR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. H. A. Haus, P. B. Phua
    Pages 60-69
  3. H. Kogelnik, L. E. Nelson, J. P. Gordon
    Pages 70-85
  4. D. Chowdhury, M. Mlejnek, Y. Mauro
    Pages 86-94
  5. Gino Biondini, William L. Kath
    Pages 95-112
  6. Nicolas Gisin
    Pages 113-125
  7. Magnus Karlsson, Henrik Sunnerud
    Pages 198-215
  8. Brian S. Marks, Gary M. Carter, Yu Sun
    Pages 216-224
  9. Henning Bülow, Stéphanie Lanne
    Pages 225-245
  10. Andrea Galtarossa, Paola Griggio, Luca Palmieri, Anna Pizzinat
    Pages 246-276
  11. A.E. Willner, M.C. Hauer
    Pages 277-296

About this book


This book contains a series of tutorial essays on polarization mode dispersion (PMD) by the leading experts in the field. It starts with an introductory review of the basic concepts and continues with more advanced topics, including a thorough review of PMD mitigation techniques. Topics covered include mathematical representation of PMD, how to properly model PMD in numerical simulations, how to accurately measure PMD and other related polarization effects, and how to infer fiber properties from polarization measurements. It includes discussions of other polarization effects such as polarization-dependent loss and the interaction of PMD with fiber nonlinearity. It additionally covers systems issues like the impact of PMD on wavelength division multiplexed systems. This book is intended for research scientists or engineers who wish to become familiar with PMD and its system impacts.


Dispersion communication optical communication polarization

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Galtarossa
    • 1
  • Curtis R. Menyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23193-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26307-6
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