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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8190–8204

Simultaneous nominal and effective differential group delay in-service monitoring method for optical communications systems

Glauco C. C. P. Simões, Claudio Floridia, Carolina Franciscangelis, Márcio C. Argentato, and Murilo A. Romero  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8190-8204 (2013)

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In this paper, we propose an in-service method to simultaneously monitor both nominal and effective values of differential group delay (DGD) in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) optical communication systems, in a per channel basis. The method is based on coherent heterodyne detection of the optical signal. We have demonstrated that the technique is capable to recover nominal DGD values from 0 ps to 90 ps while, at same time, to provide the effective DGD parameter, related to the impairment of optical channels. The relationship between the Q factor and effective DGD was also demonstrated, both numerically and experimentally, for distinct nominal values of DGD inserted on the system, by varying the state of polarization (SOP) of the optical signal at the input of the DGD element.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

Glauco C. C. P. Simões, Claudio Floridia, Carolina Franciscangelis, Márcio C. Argentato, and Murilo A. Romero, "Simultaneous nominal and effective differential group delay in-service monitoring method for optical communications systems," Opt. Express 21, 8190-8204 (2013)

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