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Single-stage all-order PMD compensator using a single polarization controller
Author(s): Yoshiaki Kisaka; Masahito Tomizawa; Mikio Yoneyama; Shoichiro Kuwahara; Yutaka Miyamoto
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Paper Abstract

In high-speed and/or long-haul transmission systems with data rates of 40 Gbit/s and beyond, the system degradation due to 1st- and also higher-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) is a significant issue. So far, PMD compensators have been proposed for 1st- and higher-order PMD. In this paper, we focus on two types of optical PMD compensators, single-stage first-order compensator and double-stage compensator with higher-order canceller, and estimate their performances. Moreover, we propose a single-stage first & higher-order compensator as a “degenerate” version of the double-stage one by reducing the number of monitoring parameters (circuit) and the number of controllers (PCs). The functions of 1st- and higher-order PMD compensators are integrated into a single-stage configuration, with signal distortion monitoring at the output of the polarizer. The compensation performance of three PMD compensators is investigated in a 10.7 Gbit/s NRZ transmission system. The results show that the proposed single-stage compensator can effectively suppress the degradation due to 2nd-order PMD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5596, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.580453
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshiaki Kisaka, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Masahito Tomizawa, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Mikio Yoneyama, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Shoichiro Kuwahara, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Yutaka Miyamoto, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5596:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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