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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3703–3705

All-optical polarization-mode dispersion monitor for return-to-zero optical signals at 40 Gbits/s and beyond

Martin Rochette, Chams Baker, and Raja Ahmad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3703-3705 (2010)

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The operation of a polarization-mode dispersion monitor insensitive to chromatic dispersion is demonstrated at 40 G bits / s . The high-speed processing device is based on the Kerr effect and provides an optical power output as a reading of differential group delay. The monitor is compatible with return-to-zero modulation formats at data rates in excess of 40 G bits / s and does not require the use of high-data-rate electronics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2010
Published: October 28, 2010

Martin Rochette, Chams Baker, and Raja Ahmad, "All-optical polarization-mode dispersion monitor for return-to-zero optical signals at 40 Gbits/s and beyond," Opt. Lett. 35, 3703-3705 (2010)

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