PMD penalties in long nonsoliton systems and the effect of inline filtering

Evgeny Alperovich, Antonio Mecozzi, Mark Shtaif

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Abstract

We consider the polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) tolerance of long nonsoliton systems. We find that the effect of PMD in such systems is to derail the nonlinear evolution of the waveform from its PMD-free trajectory at an early stage of transmission, leading to extremely high penalties at the receiver end. It is shown that PMD affects the propagating bandwidth in a way that is strongly correlated with the received penalty. Use of inline optical filters is shown to be extremely efficient in reducing the penalties caused by PMD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1181
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2006

Keywords

  • Optical communication
  • Optical fiber nonlinearities
  • Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD)

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