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Evaluation and mitigation of polarization mode dispersion impairments in high-speed transmission systems
Author(s): Chongjin Xie; Lothar Möller
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Paper Abstract

We first compare different polarization mode dispersion (PMD) models for evaluating PMD impairments. We show that, compared with the all-order PMD model, most of the known first- and second-order PMD models overestimate the PMD induced distortions. Then we discuss various PMD mitigation techniques. We show that modulation formats have a big impact on choosing the most effective PMD compensation techniques. Not only do the benefits of using PMD compensators (PMDCs) depend on modulation formats, but the designing of a PMDC is largely affected by modulation formats as well. Some multi-channel PMD mitigation techniques for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6353, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV, 635310 (21 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687943
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Chongjin Xie, Bell Labs., Lucent Technologies (United States)
Lothar Möller, Bell Labs., Lucent Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6353:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV
Chang Soo Park; Shizhong Xie; Curtis R. Menyuk; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Editor(s)

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