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10 January 2005 Compensation for first-order polarization-mode dispersion by using a novel tunable compensator
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Proceedings Volume 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices; (2005)
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2004, Beijing, China
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.
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Feng Qiu, Tigang Ning, Shanshan Pei, Yujun Xing, and Shuisheng Jian "Compensation for first-order polarization-mode dispersion by using a novel tunable compensator", Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005);

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