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Optical Heterodyne Communications With Polarization Modulation
Author(s): R. Caponi; R. Calvani; G. Marone; P. Poggiolini
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Paper Abstract

The heterodyne systems with polarization modulation presented so far are reviewed both from the theoreti-cal and experimental viewpoint. The probability distribution for the basic schemes is determined through a rigorous derivation. Consequently the detection sensitivity for these particular cases is shown equal to that of FSK (although with reduced bandwidth occupancy) . This fundamental equivalence is also extended in a qualitative way to all the configurations using orthogonal polarization vectors for modulation. Open problems regarding the analy-sis of advanced versions and the development of numerical simulations are also discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1175, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fourth in a Series, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963274
Show Author Affiliations
R. Caponi, CSELT (Italy)
R. Calvani, CSELT (Italy)
G. Marone, CSELT (Italy)
P. Poggiolini, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1175:
Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fourth in a Series
Roger C. Steele; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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