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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3541–3549

First-order polarization mode dispersion compensator using two independent feedback signals enabling separation of principal states of polarization and differential group delay controls

Ki Ho Han and Wang Joo Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3541-3549 (2012)

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We propose and demonstrate a novel first-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensator separating principal-states-of-polarization (PSP) control from differential-group-delay (DGD) control by using two independent feedback monitoring signals. To verify the proposed operating principle, we fabricated an automatically adaptive module-type 40-Gb/s PMD compensator on printed circuit boards. The results show that unlike previous typical compensation method of controlling alternately PSP and DGD, the proposed scheme provides independent continuous PSP tracking regardless of DGD control by delay line under rapidly varying PSP condition, thus resulting in stable compensated signal with reduction in compensation time.

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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
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Ki Ho Han and Wang Joo Lee, "First-order polarization mode dispersion compensator using two independent feedback signals enabling separation of principal states of polarization and differential group delay controls," Opt. Express 20, 3541-3549 (2012)

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