Polarization-Insensitive Techniques for Optical Signal Processing

Published/Posted: July 25, 2006

Authors: Salem, R.

Abstract: This thesis investigates polarization-insensitive methods for optical signal processing. Two signal processing techniques are studied: clock recovery based on two-photon absorption in silicon and demultiplexing based on cross-phase modulation in highly nonlinear fiber. The clock recovery system is tested at an 80 Gb/s data rate for both back-to-back and transmission experiments. The demultiplexer is tested at a 160 Gb/s data rate in a backto- back experiment. We experimentally demonstrate methods for eliminating polarization dependence in both systems. Our experimental results are confirmed by theoretical and numerical analysis.

R. Salem, "Polarization-Insensitive Techniques for Optical Signal Processing", PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland (2006)

Manuscript: Salem_PhD_Thesis_2003.pdf