Demonstration of fast all-optical polarization controller using mutual injection-locked laser diode

L. Y. Chan, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, B. Moses, W. H. Chung, Hwa Yaw Tam

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An all-optical polarization controller based on a mutual-injection-locked laser diode (MILD) was proposed. The principle for MILD polarization controller was the combined effects of polarization discrimination and intensity stabilization by an injection-locked Fabry-Perot laser diode. MILD controlled the state-of-polarization of the incoming signal by acting as an intensity compensating polarizer. The 0.8 dB improvement in power penalty demonstrated noise suppression by MILD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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