Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method of parallel, multiwavelength state-of-polarization (SOP) correction. Using a new liquid-crystal modulator array design, we are able to rotate the distorted input SOP spectrum to a fixed linear state on a wavelength-by-wavelength basis. We report experimental correction of up to 25.5-dB polarization-dependent loss over a 13-nm bandwidth around 1550 nm.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simulation of SOP versus wavelength evolution (top row) and PDL (bottom row; the dashed curves represent the input power spectra, and the solid curves represent the output power spectra after a linear x polarizer) as a result of PMD. The left-hand column is for 3-ps mean DGD, and the right-hand column is for 20-ps mean DGD. RHCP, right-hand circular polarization.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SOP spectra before the pulse-shaper setup (left) and power spectra after the LCM+polarizer for uncorrected (dashed curve) and corrected (solid curve) SOP versus wavelength (right). The SOP distorters are a one-piece PM fiber (top row) and an equal-length two-piece PM fiber (bottom row).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Same as Fig. 3, but the SOP distorters are a mismatched-length two-piece PM fiber (top row) and a five-piece PM fiber (bottom row).

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