Polarization Mode

The orientation of electric and magnetic fields in an electromagnetic wave determines its polarization. In a fiber, the orientations these can take are referred to as modes, so one polarization mode might have electric and magnetic fields along x and y axes respectively (the z-axis being along the fiber length), while another (the orthogonal mode) would have magnetic and electric fields along x and y axes respectively.


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Related Terms: Beat Length, Birefringence, Birefringent Fiber, Bow-Tie Fiber, H-Parameter, Highly Birefringent (HiBi), Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL), Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER), Polarization Maintaining (PM) Fiber, Polarization Mode, Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), Polarizing Fiber, Zing Fiber