Capacity limitations in fiber-optic communication systems as a result of polarization-dependent loss

Alon Nafta, Eado Meron, Mark Shtaif

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Abstract

We characterize the effect of polarization dependent loss (PDL) on the information capacity of fiber-optic channels. The reduction in the outage capacity owing to the PDL is quantified as well as the signal-to-noise ratio margin that needs to be allocated for the PDL in order to avoid loss of capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3613-3615
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

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