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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1728–1733

Nonlocal compensation of polarization mode dispersion in the transmission of polarization entangled photons

Mark Shtaif, Cristian Antonelli, and Misha Brodsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1728-1733 (2011)

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We study the feasibility of nonlocally compensating for polarization mode dispersion (PMD), when polarization entangled photons are distributed in fiber-optic channels. We quantify the effectiveness of nonlocal compensation while taking into account the possibility that entanglement is generated through the use of a pulsed optical pump signal.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2010
Published: January 14, 2011

Mark Shtaif, Cristian Antonelli, and Misha Brodsky, "Nonlocal compensation of polarization mode dispersion in the transmission of polarization entangled photons," Opt. Express 19, 1728-1733 (2011)

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