Abstract

We demonstrate the application of ultrafast pulse-shaping techniques for experimental wideband all-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation, for the first time to our knowledge. PMD is treated as arbitrary variations of state of polarization and phase versus wavelength, in an all-order sense. Consequently, two pulse shapers are implemented in a serial manner to compensate for the polarization and the phase spectra independently. We report compensation of subpicosecond pulses (14 nm bandwidth around 1550 nm) that are anomalously spread to more than 2 ps as a result of PMD. This PMD compensation scheme can potentially be a powerful and cost-effective solution for fiber optic telecommunication networks.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Brixner, T.

Buhl, L.

Cappuzzo, M.

Chandrasekhar, S.

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Chen, E.

Cronin, P.

Gerber, G.

Gomez, L.

Griffin, A.

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Peatross, J.

Phua, P. B.

Rundquist, A.

Sardesai, H. P.

Shtaif, M.

M. Shtaif, A. Mecozzi, and J. A. Nagel, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 53 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Stulz, L.

Wang, X.

X. Wang and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 29, 923 (2004).
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Weiner, A. M.

X. Wang and A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 29, 923 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. Kogelnik, R. M. Jopson, and L. E. Nelson, in Optical Fiber Telecommunications IVB—Systems and Impairments, I. P. Kaminow and T. Li, ed. (Academic, 2002), p. 725.

M. Akbulut, X. Wang, A. M. Weiner, and P. J. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), postdeadine paper CPDD7.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Steps for a PMD compensation trial.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

PMD Compensation for 16-piece PM fiber distortion. Top left, polarization spectrum after PMD; top right, corrected SOP spectrum (1542–1556 nm range). Bottom, left to right, pulse measurements input, after PMD distortion, after SOP correction, fully PMD compensated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

PMD Data for another 16-piece PM fiber realization. Top, polarization spectra; bottom, pulse measurements, arranged as in Fig. 3.

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