The PCD-003 Polarization Scrambler Module rapidly randomizes the instantaneous polarization state of output light to achieve a time-averaged depolarization effect in the C band.
The PCD-003/005 polarization scramblers combine a fiber squeezer polarization controller with specialized driver electronics to achieve uniform Poincaré sphere coverage in a few ms. Because they use the resonance frequencies of the polarization controller, the scrambling rate is fixed. Because of the all-fiber construction, they have low insertion loss and low back reflection as well as minimal phase and amplitude modulation.
The PCD-003 is a simple module that is enabled as long as it is powered on, and operates in the C band.
- Fast, uniform sphere coverage (DOP <5% when averaged over 2 ms)
- Easy to use
- Low IL, RL, PDL, and PMD
Center wavelength 1550nm Wavelength range λc ±50nm Output DOP <5% (averaging time ≥2ms) IL <0.6 dB with connectors
<0.05 dB intrinsic
Average PMD <0.05 ps Intrinsic PDL <0.05 dB, excluding connectors RL >65 dB, excluding connectors Residual amplitude modulation <±0.01 dB Residual phase modulation <0.1π
For full specifications, please download the data sheet.