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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1129–1131

Broadband polarization correction with programmable liquid-crystal modulator arrays

M. Akbulut, R. Nelson, A. M. Weiner, P. Cronin, and P. J. Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1129-1131 (2004)

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We demonstrate a novel method of parallel, multiwavelength state-of-polarization (SOP) correction. Using a new liquid-crystal modulator array design, we are able to rotate the distorted input SOP spectrum to a fixed linear state on a wavelength-by-wavelength basis. We report experimental correction of up to 25.5-dB polarization-dependent loss over a 13-nm bandwidth around 1550 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

M. Akbulut, R. Nelson, A. M. Weiner, P. Cronin, and P. J. Miller, "Broadband polarization correction with programmable liquid-crystal modulator arrays," Opt. Lett. 29, 1129-1131 (2004)

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