Abstract

Feature Issue on Optical Performance Monitoring (OPM). We report on the performance of an optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) monitor with the polarization-nulling technique. The results show that this monitor was robust to polarization-mode dispersion and in-band cross talk. For a demonstration, we monitored the OSNR of the optical signal transmitted through a 2×60 km long aerial fiber link for one week and confirmed that the OSNR could be measured with accuracy better than ±0.3 dB (when the OSNR is lower than 26 dB).

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APOC 2003 (1)

Y. C. Chung, "Network monitoring for the present and next generation (Tutorial)," in Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conference (APOC 2003) (The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2003), 5282-46, pp. 137.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. H. Lee and Y. C Chung, "Improved OSNR monitoring technique based on polarization-nulling method," Electron. Lett. 37, 972-973 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

J. Wuttke, P. M. Krummrich, and J. Rosch, "Polarization oscillations in aerial fiber caused by wind and power-line current," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 882-884 (2003).

D. S. Waddy, P. Lu, L. Chen, and X. Bao, "Fast state of polarization changes in aerial fiber under different climatic conditions," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1035-1037 (2001).

J. H. Lee, D. K. Jung, C. H. Kim, and Y. C. Chung, "OSNR monitoring technique using polarization-nulling method," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 88-90 (2001).

H. K. Kim and S. Chandrasekhar, "Dependence of in-band crosstalk penalty on the signal quality in optical network systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1273-1275 (2000).

OFC 1999 (1)

R. M. Jopson, L. E. Nelson, G. J. Pendock, and A. H. Gnauck, "Polarization-mode dispersion impairment in return-to-zero and nonreturn-to-zero systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 1999) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), Vol. 2, pp. 80-82.

OSA Tops Series 2003 (1)

K. Ogaki, M. Nakada, and Y. Nagano, "Fluctuation differences in the principal states of polarization in aerial and buried cables," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2003), Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), Vol. 1, pp. 14-15.

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