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Distributed PMD Compensation Experiment Using Polarizers
Hiroyuki TODA Masaki NARA Masayuki MATSUMOTO Daniele ALZETTA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2007/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
optical fiber communication, polarization mode dispersion (PMD), PMD compensation, polarizers, polarization control,
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We experimentally demonstrated polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) compensation by distributing polarizers with only 1 degree of freedom (DOF) along the transmission line. The average power penalty was measured to be 0.4 dB by inserting four compensators, where average differential group delay was 47% of bit period.