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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 23 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 5741–5753

Polarization mode dispersion in chirped fiber Bragg gratings

Ding Wang, Michael R. Matthews, and James F. Brennan III  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 23, pp. 5741-5753 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005741


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Abstract

We clarify the relationship between group delay ripple and differential group delay in birefringent, chirped fiber Bragg gratings and relate this information to polarization mode dispersion. We illustrate that a grating can be characterized completely by measuring the grating phase ripple and fiber birefringence with careful selection of measurement system parameters. The impact of these imperfections on device performance as dispersion compensators in optical communications systems is explored with system testbed simulations and measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2004
Published: November 15, 2004

Citation
Ding Wang, Michael Matthews, and James Brennan III, "Polarization mode dispersion in chirped fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 12, 5741-5753 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-23-5741


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