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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2007
  • pp: 424–426

Sensing and compensation of femtosecond waveform distortion induced by all-order polarization mode dispersion at selected polarization states

Houxun Miao, Andrew M. Weiner, Carsten Langrock, Rostislav V. Roussev, and Martin M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 424-426 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000424


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Abstract

We demonstrate full characterization of femtosecond pulse distortion induced by all-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) at selected polarization states via second-harmonic generation (SHG) frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) measurements at an average power of under 28 nW . By applying the inverse of the measured spectral phase via a programmable pulse shaper, we compress the distorted pulses from more than 3 ps to nearly bandwidth-limited durations of less than 500 fs . Our results show that SHG FROG measurements performed by using fiber-pigtailed aperiodically poled lithium niobate waveguides can serve as a robust and sensitive tool for characterization of PMD-induced spectral phase.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Citation
Houxun Miao, Andrew M. Weiner, Carsten Langrock, Rostislav V. Roussev, and Martin M. Fejer, "Sensing and compensation of femtosecond waveform distortion induced by all-order polarization mode dispersion at selected polarization states," Opt. Lett. 32, 424-426 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-4-424

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