High-birefringence linearly chirped grating based optical device for PMD compensation.

Abstract

We propose a novel delay element for polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation by employing a tunable high-birefringence linearly chirped grating. The device can adjust differential group delay in a linearly continuous way and its performance is demonstrated by compensating 10-Gb/s signal with the first-order PMD. The tradeoff between PMD compensation capability of the device and the power penalty caused by the chromatic dispersion of the grating has also been studied.

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@article{Yi2003HighbirefringenceLC, title={High-birefringence linearly chirped grating based optical device for PMD compensation.}, author={Xiaoke Yi and Chao Lu and Xiufeng Yang and Wen-De Zhong and Fang Wei and Yixin Wang}, journal={Optics express}, year={2003}, volume={11 20}, pages={2634-40} }