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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2634–2640

High-birefringence linearly chirped grating based optical device for PMD compensation

Xiaoke Yi, Chao Lu, Xiufeng Yang, Wen-De Zhong, Fang Wei, and Yixin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2634-2640 (2003)

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We propose a novel delay element for polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation by employing a tunable high-birefringence linearly chirped grating. The device can adjust differential group delay in a linearly continuous way and its performance is demonstrated by compensating 10-Gb/s signal with the first-order PMD. The tradeoff between PMD compensation capability of the device and the power penalty caused by the chromatic dispersion of the grating has also been studied.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

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Original Manuscript: August 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

Xiaoke Yi, Chao Lu, Xiufeng Yang, Wen-De Zhong, Fang Wei, and Yixin Wang, "High-birefringence linearly chirped grating based optical device for PMD compensation," Opt. Express 11, 2634-2640 (2003)

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