The ultimate cost of PDL in fiber-optic systems

A. Nafta, M. Shtaif

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Abstract

We study polarization dependent loss (PDL) in optical communications systems. The degradation in the ultimate achievable performance is considered in terms of the reduction in channel capacity and quantified in terms of the equivalent reduction in signal to noise ratio (SNR). The analysis provides guidelines for the tolerable amounts of PDL in ultimately designed systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528698
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 31 May 20095 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period31/05/095/06/09

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