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Performance limitations of an optical IM-DD transmission system due to polarization mode dispersion
Author(s): M. S. Islam; S. P. Majumder
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Paper Abstract

An analytical approach is presented to evaluate the impact of polarization mode dispersion on the average bit error rate (BER) performance of an intensity modulated direct detection (IM-DD) optical transmission system considering Maxwellian distribution for the differential group delay (DGD). The results show that the performance of an IM-DD system suffers power penalty of 0.27 dB, 0.45 dB and 2.4 dB corresponding to mean DGD of 20 ps, 35 ps and 40 ps respectively at a BER of 10-9 operating at a bit rate of 10 Gb/s. Furthermore, at increased values of the mean DGD there occur BER floors above 10-9 which can not be lowered by further increasing the signal power. It is noticed that BER floors occur at about 2x10-9, 10-7 and 10-5 corresponding to mean DGD of 45 ps, 50 ps and 60 ps respectively at 10Gb/s. The effect of PMD is found to be more detrimental at higher bit rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 63880U (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685586
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M. S. Islam, Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh)
S. P. Majumder, Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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