We report on a novel technique to compensate for all-order polarization-mode dispersion. By means of this technique, based on a suitable combination of phase modulation and group-velocity dispersion, we compensated for as much as 60 ps of differential group delay that affected a 10-Gbit/s return-to-zero data stream.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
M. Romagnoli, P. Franco, R. Corsini, A. Schiffini, and M. Midrio, "Time-domain Fourier optics for polarization-mode dispersion compensation," Opt. Lett. 24, 1197-1199 (1999)