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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 17928–17939

Polarization demultiplexing in Stokes space

Bogdan Szafraniec, Bernd Nebendahl, and Todd Marshall  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 17928-17939 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.017928


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Abstract

A technique is demonstrated for polarization demultiplexing of arbitrary complex-modulated signals. The technique is based entirely on the observation of samples in Stokes space, does not involve demodulation and is modulation format independent. The data in Stokes space is used to find the best fit plane and the normal to it which contains the origin. This normal identifies the two orthogonal polarization states of transmission and the desired polarization alignment transformation matrix. The technique is verified experimentally and is compared with the constant modulus algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2010
Published: August 5, 2010

Citation
Bogdan Szafraniec, Bernd Nebendahl, and Todd Marshall, "Polarization demultiplexing in Stokes space," Opt. Express 18, 17928-17939 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-17928


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