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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 4473–4475

Polarization-mode-dispersion compensator using a polarization beam splitter and quarter-wave plates

Jungho Kim, Hosung Yoon, Namkyoo Park, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 25, pp. 4473-4475 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.004473


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Abstract

We propose a Michelson-interferometer-type polarization-mode-dispersion (PMD) compensator with one polarization beam splitter and quarter-wave plates. We experimentally demonstrate the proposed PMD compensator with fiber devices and show the PMD compensation ability to be 104 ps by the fixed-analyzer method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2001
Published: September 1, 2001

Citation
Jungho Kim, Hosung Yoon, Namkyoo Park, and Byoungho Lee, "Polarization-mode-dispersion compensator using a polarization beam splitter and quarter-wave plates," Appl. Opt. 40, 4473-4475 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-25-4473


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