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Survey And Current Status Of Polarisation Control Techniques, For Coherent Optical Communications
Author(s): N G Walker; G R Walker
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Paper Abstract

Recent demonstrations of endless polarisation control are briefly reviewed. Schemes based on three different types of transducer are compared, whose behaviour is exemplified by (i) fibre squeezers, (ii) fractional-wave plates and (iii) an integrated optic lithium niobate device. The algebra of polarisation transforma-tions is developed, and it is shown how control schemes based on the three types of transducer are closely related, sharing many common features.

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Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1175, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fourth in a Series, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963267
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N G Walker, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
G R Walker, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1175:
Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fourth in a Series
Roger C. Steele; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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