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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: C92–C97

Real-time polarization mode dispersion monitoring system for a multiple-erbium-doped fiber amplifier, dense wavelength division multiplexing optical fiber transmission by amplified spontaneous emission modulation and acousto-optic tunable fiber scanning techniques

Bao-Jang Tseng and Chen-Wen Tarn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. C92-C97 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000C92


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Abstract

Without interruption or affecting the transmission of ordinary payload channels, we propose a real time polarization mode dispersion (PMD) monitoring system for long-haul, multiple erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical fiber transmission using modulated amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) of one of the EDFAs as the supervisory (SV) signal source. An acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) at the receiver side is adopted to scan the spectrum of the transmitted ASE SV signal. Using the fixed-analyzer method, PMDs of different wavelength bands that range from 1545   to   1580 nm of a DWDM fiber-optic communication system can be found by adaptively changing the radio frequency of the AOTF. The resolution and the measuring range of the proposed monitoring system can be significantly improved by cascading the AOTFs at the receiver side.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2008
Published: December 5, 2008

Citation
Bao-Jang Tseng and Chen-Wen Tarn, "Real-time polarization mode dispersion monitoring system for a multiple-erbium-doped fiber amplifier, dense wavelength division multiplexing optical fiber transmission by amplified spontaneous emission modulation and acousto-optic tunable fiber scanning techniques," Appl. Opt. 48, C92-C97 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-7-C92


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