Chromatic-Dispersion-Insensitive PMD Monitoring of 20-Gb/s DQPSK and 10-Gb/s DPSK Using DGD-Generated Polarization-Based Interferometer Filter

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Yang, J.-Y.; Zhang, L.; Christen, L. C.; Zhang, B.; Nuccio, S.; Wu, X.; Willner, A. E. (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA)
Yan, L.-S.; Yao, S. (General Photonics Corporation, Chino, CA 91710, USA)

We experimentally demonstrate a chromatic dispersion insensitive PMD monitoring technique using a polarization-based interferometer filter for phase-shift-keyed transmission systems. This technique can monitor 0-100ps of DGD, insensitive to 0-650 ps/nm chromatic dispersion.