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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1007–1015

Chromatic dispersion monitoring for multiple modulation formats and data rates using sideband optical filtering and asynchronous amplitude sampling technique

F. N. Khan, Alan Pak Tao Lau, Chao Lu, and P. K. A. Wai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1007-1015 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001007


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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a low-cost technique for chromatic dispersion (CD) monitoring in various return-to-zero (RZ) amplitude and phase-modulated systems at different data rates by analyzing the asynchronously sampled amplitudes of two vestigial sideband (VSB) signals. The proposed technique graphically represents the CD induced-effects in a scatter plot of which a parameter is extracted to monitor CD and is resilient to OSNR variations. Simulations and experimental results demonstrate good monitoring ranges and sensitivities for various modulation formats at different data rates without any modification of the monitoring hardware. The influence of first-order polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) on the accuracy of proposed monitoring technique is also investigated.

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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
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2010
Published: January 7, 2011

Citation
F. N. Khan, Alan Pak Tao Lau, Chao Lu, and P. K. A. Wai, "Chromatic dispersion monitoring for multiple modulation formats and data rates using sideband optical filtering and asynchronous amplitude sampling technique," Opt. Express 19, 1007-1015 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1007


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