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Polarization Diverse Receiver

Our polarization diverse receiver (PDR) operates at wavelengths 1060, 1310, or 1550 nm and mixes an incoming signal with a reference (local oscillator), thereby shifting any phase and amplitude fluctuations on the optical carrier to a carrier at an electronic frequency.

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1060 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm
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Product description

The S and P states of polarization of the mixed-signal are analyzed with a pair of balanced detectors. Our PDR is housed in a compact, hermetically sealed, package with direct electrical connections to its four photodiodes.

A sample and reference signals are first split by a non-polarizing beam-splitter, followed by polarization state splitting by a polarizing beam-splitter. The resulting four channels (S+, S-, P+, and P-) allow polarization diverse detection with common-mode rejection.

Key features

  • Low noise
  • Compact Hermetically sealed package


Wavelength1060 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm


Wavelength1060 nm1310 nm1550 nm
Fiber typeSinglemode, both inputsSinglemode, both inputsPM Reference input / SM Sample input
Excess loss, sample channels0.5 dB0.5 dB0.5 dB
Photodiode responsivity0.73 A/W0.90 A/W0.95 A/W
Balanced pair CMRR35 dB35 dB35 dB
Return loss25 dB25 dB25 dB
OPD between channel pairs<2 mm<2 mm<2 mm
Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER)>25 dB>25 dB>25 dB
Interference fringe visibility with 50/50 input>90 %>90 %>90 %
Detector linearity/saturation>5 mW>5 mW>5 mW
Detector 3 dB bandwidth>1.75 GHz>1.75 GHz>1.75 GHz
Detector capacitance<0.65 pF<0.65 pF<0.65 pF
Detector reverse voltage<20 V<20 V<20 V
Dark current at 5 V reverse bias0.03 nA0.03 nA0.03 nA
Detector reverse current<1 mA<1 mA<1 mA
Detector forward current<5 mA<5 mA<5 mA
Fiber pigtail sleeving and length900 µm loose tube sleeving, >1 m900 µm loose tube sleeving, >1 m900 µm loose tube sleeving, >1 m
Dimensions51.0 mm x 30.5 mm x 10.1 mm51.0 mm x 30.5 mm x 10.1 mm51.0 mm x 30.5 mm x 10.1 mm

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