A PMD monitoring method using a nonlinear fiber and an optical filter is proposed. Strong correlation between the monitor signal and the PMD-induced pulse distortion is experimentally and numerically demonstrated.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
M. Matsumoto, H. Maru, and H. Toda, " Polarization-mode dispersion monitoring by the use of self-phase modulation in a fiber," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThC5.
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