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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2535–2537

PDM RZ-to-NRZ and NRZ-to-PRZ format conversions using a variable DGD element inside a polarization-diversified loop

H.-Y. Jiang, L.-S. Yan, J. Ye, W. Pan, B. Luo, and X. Steve Yao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2535-2537 (2012)

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A novel scheme for bit-rate-variable polarization-division-multiplexed return-to-zero to nonreturn-to-zero and NRZ to pseudo-return-to-zero format conversions is proposed using a variable differential-group-delay element inside a polarization-diversified loop. Conversion for both 2×10 and 2×12.5Gbit/s PDM signals are successfully demonstrated with approximately 1 dB additional power penalty by properly adjusting DGD values of the variable DGD element.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

H.-Y. Jiang, L.-S. Yan, J. Ye, W. Pan, B. Luo, and X. Steve Yao, "PDM RZ-to-NRZ and NRZ-to-PRZ format conversions using a variable DGD element inside a polarization-diversified loop," Opt. Lett. 37, 2535-2537 (2012)

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