Polarization Mode Dispersion Author : Andrea Galtarossa Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media Total Pages : 296 Release : 2006-01-17 ISBN 10 : 9780387263076 ISBN 13 : 0387263071 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Polarization Mode Dispersion Book Description: 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.