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Compensation for first-order polarization-mode dispersion by using a novel tunable compensator
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Paper Abstract

Polarization-related impairments have become a critical issue for high-data-rate optical systems, particularly when considering polarization-mode dispersion (PMD). Consequently, compensation of PMD, especially for the first-order PMD is necessary to maintain adequate performance in long-haul systems at a high bit rate of 10 Gb/s or beyond. In this paper, we successfully demonstrated automatic and tunable compensation for first-order polarization-mode dispersion. Furthermore, we reported the statistical assessment of this tunable compensator at 10 Gbit/s. Experimental results, including bit error rate measurements, are successfully compared with theory, therefore demonstrating the compensator efficiency at 10 Gbit/s. The first-order PMD was max 274 ps before PMD compensation, and it was lower than 7ps after PMD compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.573040
Show Author Affiliations
Feng Qiu, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Tigang Ning, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shanshan Pei, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Yujun Xing, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shuisheng Jian, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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