Polarization-independent DPSK demodulation using a birefringent fiber loop

Chi Wai Chow*, H. K. Tsang

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Abstract

A robust polarization-independent technique for demodulating optical differential phase-shift-keying (DPSK) signals using a birefringent-fiber-loop (BFL) is proposed and demonstrated. The BFL has a differential group delay between its fast and slow optical axes, providing interference which allows the phase modulation to be converted to intensity modulation and then directly detected by a photodiode. Error-free bit-error-rate measurements and clear demodulated eyes were observed. The temperature stability of the scheme improves with the bit rate of the DPSK signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1313-1315
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Birefringent fiber (BF)
  • Differential phase-shift keying (DPSK)
  • Optical fiber communication

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