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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 19 — Sep. 22, 2003
  • pp: 2354–2363

Tunable PMD compensator based on high-birefringence linearly chirped FBG with cantilever beam

Muguang Wang, Tangjun Li, and Shuisheng Jian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 19, pp. 2354-2363 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002354


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Abstract

The simple structure of a tunable polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensator based on a cantilever beam and a high-birefringence linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating is proposed. A cantilever structure is used to introduce a linear strain gradient on the grating, and we can tune the compensated differential group delay (DGD) at a fixed signal wavelength just by changing the displacement at the free end of the beam. Based on numerical simulations, the performance of the cantilever structure as a PMD compensator is assessed for 10-Gbits/s nonreturn-to-zero transmission systems with a large DGD. With this compensator, a significant improvement of system performance can be achieved in the eye pattern of a received signal.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003

Citation
Muguang Wang, Tangjun Li, and Shuisheng Jian, "Tunable PMD compensator based on highbirefringence," Opt. Express 11, 2354-2363 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-19-2354


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