PMD and chirp effects suppression in RF tone-based chromatic dispersion monitoring

Ning Liu, Wen De Zhong, Yang Jing Wen, Chao Lu, Linghao Cheng, Yixin Wang

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We investigate the effects of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and chirp on radio-frequency tone-based chromatic dispersion (CD) monitoring method, and show that the PMD and chirp induce significant CD monitoring errors. We propose a CD monitoring technique to suppress these effects. Experiment results show that the CD monitoring errors induced by PMD and chirp fluctuation are greatly suppressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-675
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Chirp
  • Chromatic dispersion (CD)
  • Optical performance monitoring
  • Pilot tone
  • Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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