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Robust, low cost, in-band optical signal to noise monitoring using polarization diversity

TB Anderson, K Clarke, SD Dods, M Bakaul

OFC/NFOEC 2007 - Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2007 | Published : 2007

Abstract

We demonstrate a robust in-band OSNR monitor using polarization diversity and low-cost opto-electronics. The proposed technique offers relaxed manufacturing tolerances and is insensitive to extinction ratio, bit rate, chromatic dispersion and first order PMD. ©2007 Optical Society of America.

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