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Deterministic first-order and second-order polarization mode dispersion compensator using binary polarization switches
Author(s): Lianshan Yan; Wei Pan; Bin Luo; X. Steve Yao
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Paper Abstract

A deterministic first-order and second-order polarization-mode-dispersion (PMD) emulator or compensator using binary polarization switches is demonstrated. The rotation angles of polarization switches are ±22.5° and are used in pairs between birefringent elements to provide 0, 45 and 90-degree polarization coupling to generate either first-order (0 and 90-degree) or second-order (45-degree) PMD. We also verify the repeatability of such module for practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 713625 (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.802832
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Lianshan Yan, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Wei Pan, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Bin Luo, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
X. Steve Yao, General Photonics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7136:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Ken-ichi Kitayama; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino; Kim Roberts; Yikai Su, Editor(s)

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