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Optical Engineering

Polarization mode dispersion compensation in optical and electrical domain and their limitations
Author(s): Reza Khosravani
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Paper Abstract

Polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation is one of the challenges to deployment of ultra-high-bit-rate systems. PMD impact on system performance and outage probability is explained. Then both optical and electrical PMD compensation techniques are reviewed and important design considerations are discussed. Issues regarding PMD-induced distortion detection, feedback and control algorithms in the presence of local minima, and interaction between PMD and other degrading effects [such as chromatic dispersion, polarization-dependent loss (PDL), and fiber nonlinearities] are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(5) doi: 10.1117/1.1688384
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 5
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Reza Khosravani, Sonoma State Univ. (United States)


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