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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9374–9380

Broadband, high spectral resolution 2-D wavelength-parallel polarimeter for Dense WDM systems

S. X. Wang, Shijun Xiao, and A. M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9374-9380 (2005)

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A broadband wavelength-parallel polarimeter has been designed for polarization measurements of multiple Dense WDM channels in parallel, which is based on a 2-D spectral disperser via a diffraction grating and a virtually-imaged phased-array (VIPA). At a hyperfine 2.8 GHz subchannel spacing, we have demonstrated spectral polarization measurements of ~1500 sub-channels (~32 nm spectral range), with a potential total measurement time of less than 5 ms.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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Original Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

S. Wang, Shijun Xiao, and A. Weiner, "Broadband, high spectral resolution 2-D wavelength-parallel polarimeter for Dense WDM systems," Opt. Express 13, 9374-9380 (2005)

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