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High-order PMD emulator
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Paper Abstract

A system for generating polarization mode dispersion has been developed to reproduce in the laboratory, a close approximation to the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of fiber links. A multi-stage system of rotating wave plates and combinations of birefringent elements generates a mixture of first order, second order and higher order PMD suitable for testing OC-192 and OC-768 hardware. The PMD Emulator can be operated in either static or time-varying modes. In the static mode first order PMD is generated with the Differential Group Delay continuously adjustable from 0 to 160 ps. In the dynamic mode time-varying PMD containing first and higher orders is generated with an approximately Maxwellian DGD distribution. The PMD emulator generates PMD variations at adjustable frequencies up to 400 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436015
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Russell A. Chipman, JDS Uniphase Corp. (United States)
Ravinderkumar Kinnera, JDS Uniphase Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4532:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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