The degree of polarization (DOP) ellipsoid can be used as either feedback or feedforward signal for automatic polarization mode dispersion compensation. We have realized the experiment for obtaining DOP ellipsoid from 100 sampling data of output states of polarization using particle swarm optimization (PSO) as ellipsoid data fitting algorithm. It was shown that the PSO algorithm was powerful for ellipsoid data fitting with high precision within 250 ms.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
Xiaoguang Zhang, Jianzhong Zhang, Gaoyan Duan, Li Yu, Zhongyuan Yu, and Bojun Yang, "An experiment for obtaining DOP ellipsoid using particle swarm optimization algorithm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 316-318 (2005)