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Photonics Research

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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 115–123

All-optical regeneration of polarization of a 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero telecommunication signal [Invited]

J. Fatome, D. Sugny, S. Pitois, P. Morin, M. Guasoni, A. Picozzi, H. R. Jauslin, C. Finot, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 115-123 (2013)

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We report all-optical regeneration of the state of polarization of a 40Gbit/s return-to-zero telecommunication signal. The device discussed here consists of a 6.2-km-long nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber, with low polarization mode dispersion, pumped from the output end by a backward propagating wave coming from either an external continuous source or a reflection of the signal. An initially scrambled signal acquires a degree of polarization close to 100% toward the polarization generator output. All-optical regeneration is confirmed by means of polarization and bit-error-rate measurements as well as real-time observation of the eye diagrams. We show that the physical mechanism underlying the observed four-wave-mixing-based polarization attraction phenomenon can be described in terms of the geometric approach developed for the study of Hamiltonian singularities.

© 2013 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

J. Fatome, D. Sugny, S. Pitois, P. Morin, M. Guasoni, A. Picozzi, H. R. Jauslin, C. Finot, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz, "All-optical regeneration of polarization of a 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero telecommunication signal [Invited]," Photon. Res. 1, 115-123 (2013)

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