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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2742–2748

Chromatic dispersion effects in analog polarization-modulated links

Anthony L. Campillo and Frank Bucholtz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 12, pp. 2742-2748 (2006)

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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

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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)

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