Nonlinear Theory of Polarization-Mode Dispersion for Fiber Solitons

A. Levent, S. G. Rajeev, F. Yaman, Govind P. Agrawal
2003 Physical Review Letters  
We consider the evolution of optical solitons inside a nonlinear dispersive fiber with random birefringence, causing polarization-mode dispersion. We convert the pair of coupled nonlinear Schrö dinger equations satisfied by the orthogonally polarized components into a Fokker-Planck equation using the collective-variable approach. We solve this equation and derive expressions for the probability density functions associated with the differential group delay and the pulse width in the limit of
more » ... in the limit of large propagation distances.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.013902 pmid:12570611 fatcat:vqfzgm2m6bgwhatiqyugyhbzo4