Mitigation of nonlinear and PMD impairments by bit-synchronous polarization scrambling

Year: 2012

Authors: Wabnitz S., Turitsyn K.S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia 25123, Italy; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

Abstract: Our statistical study by the importance sampling method shows that a significant performance improvement may be achieved by bit-synchronous polarization scrambling in the presence of polarization mode dispersion and fiber nonlinearity in dispersion managed, single-channel, or wavelength- division- multiplexed NRZ 10 Gbit/s fiber optic transmission systems.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 30 (15)      Pages from: 2494  to: 2501

More Information: This work was supported in part by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) under Grant 2008MPSSNX and in part by the UniBS-MIT-MechE faculty exchange program cosponsored by the CARIPLO Foundation, Italy, under Grant 2008-2290.
KeyWords: 10-Gbit/s; Fiber nonlinearities; Fiber-optic transmissions; Importance sampling method; Optical fiber polarization; Performance improvements; Polarization scrambling; Single-channel; Statistical study, Light modulation; Nonlinear optics; Optical fiber communication; Optical fibers; Wavelength division multiplexing, Polarization
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2012.2201209

Citations: 5
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