Abstract

The authors describe a new deterministic algorithm for endless reset-free polarization control (PC) based on sequences of tunable phase shifters and directional couplers, which can be implemented in a variety of discrete (e.g., rotating waveplates) and integrated optic material platforms. They provide a novel quantitative formulation of what endless reset-free PC operation means and prove in a rigorous way that the algorithm satisfies the defined requirements.

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F. Heismann, "Integrated-optic polarization transformer for reset-free endless polarization control", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1898-1906, Aug. 1989.

F. Heismann, "Analysis of a reset-free polarization controller for fast automatic polarization stabilization in fiber-optic transmission systems", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 690-699, Apr. 1994.

H. Kogelnik, L. E. Nelson and J. P. Gordon, "Emulation and inversion of polarization-mode dispersion", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 482-495, Feb. 2003.

H. Kogelnik, L. E. Nelson and R. M. Jopson, "Polarization mode dispersion," in Optical Fiber Communication Systems, I. P. Kaminov, and T. Li, Eds. New York: Academic, 2002,vol. IVb,ch. 15, pp. 725-861.

M. Martinelli and R. A. Chipman, "Endless polarization control algorithm using adjustable linear retarders with fixed axes", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 2089-2096, Sep. 2003.

R. Noe, H. Heidrich and D. Hoffmann, "Endless polarization control systems for coherent optics", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 1199-1208, Jul. 1988.

R. Noé, D. Sandel, M. Yoshida-Dierolf, S. Hinz, V. Mirvoda, A. Schöpflin, C. Glingener, E. Gottwald, C. Scheerer, G. Fischer, T. Weyrauch and W. Haase, "Polarization mode dispersion compensation at 10, 20 and 40 Gb/s with various optical equalizers", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 1602-1616, Sep. 1999.

T. Saida, K. Takiguchi, S. Kuwahara, Y. Kisaki, Y. Miyamoto, Y. Hashizume, T. Shibata and K. Okamoto, "Planar lightwave circuit polarization dispersion compensator", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 507-509, Apr. 2002.

N. Walker and G. Walker, "Polarization control for coherent communications", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 438-457, Mar. 1990.

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