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Polarization-modulated coherent optical communication systems
Author(s): Silvello Betti; Franco Curti; Giancarlo De Marchis; Eugenio Iannone
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Paper Abstract

Polarization modulated coherent optical communication systems are quite interesting for their simplicity, low phase noise induced penalty, and insensitivity to state of polarization fluctuations if a suitable tracking is adopted. In this paper different kinds of binary and multilevel polarization modulated systems are presented based on Stokes parameters detection. The structure of this class of systems is described and the polarization tracking algorithms are considered. Quantum limit performances are evaluated and the phase noise induced penalty is obtained both in the presence of a sample and hold decision device and in the case of postdetection filtering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1579, Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50143
Show Author Affiliations
Silvello Betti, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Franco Curti, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Giancarlo De Marchis, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Eugenio Iannone, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1579:
Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies

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