Nelson J. Muga

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The Raman gain based polarization pulling process in a copropagating scheme is investigated. We map the degree of polarization, the angle between the signal and pump output Stokes vectors, the mean signal gain and its standard deviation considering the entire Raman gain bandwidth. We show that, in the undepleted regime (signal input power ~ 1 μW), the(More)
We review the research progress concerning some fundamental issues related to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in high-speed fiber-optic transmission systems. We pay particular attention to issues such as the PMD-induced pulse broadening, PMD measurement and emulation, as well as PMD compensation. An electrical equalization technique based on a(More)
We propose an in-line wavelength selective core switch for multicore fiber (MCF) transmission systems, based on the acousto-optic effect. A theoretical model addressing the interaction between flexural acoustic waves and the optical signal in MCFs is developed. We show that an optical signal propagating in a particular core can be switched to any other core(More)
We propose a space-demultiplexing algorithm based on signal analysis in higher-order Poincaré spheres for optical transmission systems supported by space-division multiplexing. This algorithm is modulation format agnostic and does not require training sequences. We show that any arbitrary pair of tributaries signals can be represented in a higher-order(More)
A sliding window method to apply the Stokes space based polarization multiplexing technique in a time varying SOP scenario is proposed. The method uses the Stokes space representation of the signal samples SOP in order to dynamically reverse the coupling between the two orthogonal polarizations. We show that the variables of the method, the number of(More)
An analysis of the most critical issues in quantum key distribution systems with polarization encoded photons is presented. Effects like the fiber birefringence, fiber losses and some technical aspects can difficult the state of polarization control in such kind of systems, leading to an undesired quantum bit-error-rate increment. It is shown that a system(More)
We generate polarization-entangled photon pairs in the 1550-nm wavelength telecom band, using spontaneous four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear fiber loop. With accidental coincidences subtracted, we obtain coincidence fringes with visibilities greater than 86%, and thus observe a violation of Clauser, Horne, Shimony and Holt (CHSH) inequality by 2.7(More)
In this paper, we review our recent advances in the implementation of quantum communication systems. We start by discussing two types of optical quantum sources. A source based on a fainted semiconductor laser and another based on the four-wave mixing process. Afterwards, we discuss information encoding techniques in quantum states suitable to be used in(More)