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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2003
  • pp: 1166–1174

Design and simulations of a dynamic polarization-mode dispersion compensator for long-haul optical networks

M. Yasin Akhtar Raja and Sameer K. Arabasi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 1166-1174 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001166


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Abstract

A new technique and apparatus design for compensation of first-, second-, and higher-order polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) is proposed. Rigorous simulations show that the effects of the high-PMD long-haul fiber are dynamically mitigated or minimized and that the data are recovered from the distorted signals. The technique uses a real-time signal-monitoring and feedback method in the design of the PMD compensator that consists of a combination of polarization-based optical components. The resulting apparatus will enhance the transmission quality, extend the reach of current high-bit-rate (OC-192) optical signal transport, and enable the next-generation ultrahigh-bit-rate optical signals (OC-768 and beyond). The module and method provide a dynamically reconfigurable functional control to mitigate the influence of high-PMD fiber on high-bit-rate optical data. It can be packaged into a box or board/card or with other functional blocks (MUX/DEMUX, optical amplifiers, and the like) at the optical network nodes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003

Citation
M. Yasin Raja and Sameer Arabasi, "Design and simulations of a dynamic polarization-mode dispersion compensator for long-haul optical networks," Opt. Express 11, 1166-1174 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-10-1166


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