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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11654–11666

Free-space optical delay interferometer with tunable delay and phase

Jingshi Li, Kai Worms, Ruediger Maestle, David Hillerkuss, Wolfgang Freude, and Juerg Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11654-11666 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011654


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Abstract

A free-space optical delay interferometer (DI) featuring a continuously tunable time delay, polarization insensitive operation with high extinction ratios and accurate phase and time delay monitoring scheme is reported. The polarization dependence is actively mitigated by adjusting a birefringent liquid-crystal device. The DI has been tested for reception of D(m)PSK signals.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Citation
Jingshi Li, Kai Worms, Ruediger Maestle, David Hillerkuss, Wolfgang Freude, and Juerg Leuthold, "Free-space optical delay interferometer with tunable delay and phase," Opt. Express 19, 11654-11666 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11654


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