The differential equation that relates the Jones matrix of a polarization-mode dispersion fiber to its output dispersion vector is solved for a dispersion vector that moves on a circumference in the Stokes space, It yields a new simple model that can be usefully exploited to calculate the pulse-broadening analytical expression and to evaluate the system performance in terms of outage probability. A comparison among the results obtained with it, with other models proposed in literature, and with the numerical DRW model show its best accuracy.
Analytical evaluation of optical system impairments caused by high-order polarization-mode dispersion effects / A., Orlandini; Vincetti, Luca. - In: MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS. - ISSN 0895-2477. - STAMPA. - 31:(2001), pp. 449-453. [10.1002/mop.10060]