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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7407–7414

All-optic scheme for automatic polarization division demultiplexing

X. Steve Yao, L.-S. Yan, B. Zhang, A. E. Willner, and Junfeng Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7407-7414 (2007)

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We describe a cost effective scheme to automatically separate two polarization channels in a polarization division multiplexing (PDM) system, without having to modify the existing transmitter or receiver electronics or software. We experimentally validate the concept by achieving an extinction ratio of more than 28-dB between two demultiplexed channels. Finally, we successfully demonstrate the PDM scheme in a 1.12-Tb/s (14×2×40-Gb/s) system over 62-km of transmission fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2007
Published: June 1, 2007

X. Steve Yao, L.-S. Yan, B. Zhang, A. E. Willner, and Junfeng Jiang, "All-optic scheme for automatic polarization division demultiplexing," Opt. Express 15, 7407-7414 (2007)

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