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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3183–3189

Automatic optical polarization demultiplexing for polarization division multiplexed signals

Zinan Wang and Chongjin Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3183-3189 (2009)

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We propose a new automatic optical polarization demultiplexing scheme for polarization division multiplexed (PDM) signals, which uses the radio frequency (RF) power from a low frequency RF power detector as a control signal. This scheme is based on the intrinsic characteristics of PDM signals and does not need to add a special signal at a PDM transmitter. The effectiveness of this demultiplexing method is experimentally demonstrated in a 2×10 Gb/s on-off-keying (OOK) PDM transmission system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.2920) Fiber optics and optical communications : Homodyning
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2009
Published: February 17, 2009

Zinan Wang and Chongjin Xie, "Automatic optical polarization demultiplexing for polarization division multiplexed signals," Opt. Express 17, 3183-3189 (2009)

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