The effect of chromatic dispersion on a photonic link employing polarization modulation is studied analytically and experimentally. For analog polarization modulation, dispersion introduces a frequency-dependent rotation to the orientation of modulation about the center of modulation. As a result, the dispersion-limited bandwidth of the link will depend on receiver design.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2005
Anthony L. Campillo and Frank Bucholtz, "Chromatic dispersion effects in analog polarization-modulated links," Appl. Opt. 45, 2742-2748 (2006)