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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 155–161

Dispersion Estimation via Vestigial Sideband Filtering Using an Optical Delay Line Filter

Niels Neumann, Reinhold Herschel, Tobias Schuster, Dirk Plettemeier, and Christian Schäffer  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 155-161 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.3.000155


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Abstract

Vestigial sideband filtering can be used for chromatic dispersion measurements. An optical delay line filter providing upper sideband (USB), lower sideband (LSB), and passband was designed for that application. The straightforward utilization is to measure the time delay between the USB and the LSB. A more practical approach is to estimate the chromatic dispersion (CD) by multiplying the USB and LSB signals in an electronic mixer and filtering out the DC component of the resulting signal. Due to the correlation between the USB and the LSB this signal is a measure for the delay between the sidebands induced by the CD. This approach was successfully demonstrated by experiments at a data rate of 10 Gbit/s. Furthermore, the properties of the optical filter influence (e.g., filter extinction) were assessed by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2010
Published: January 31, 2011

Citation
Niels Neumann, Reinhold Herschel, Tobias Schuster, Dirk Plettemeier, and Christian Schäffer, "Dispersion Estimation via Vestigial Sideband Filtering Using an Optical Delay Line Filter," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 155-161 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-3-2-155

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