Design, fabrication, and performance of high speed in-line microcell waveplates based on nematic liquid crystals are reported. These devices show excellent performance when implemented for DOP and SOP measurement and for PMD compensation in 40 Gb/s system tests.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
B. R. Acharya, C. K. Madsen, L. Moeller, K. Baldwin, R. A. Macharrie, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak, and J. A. Rogers, "In-Line Liquid Crystal Microcell Polarimeters and Waveplates for High Speed Polarization Analysis and Control," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper WC2.
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