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Comparison of different modulation formats for polarization mode dispersion compensators
Author(s): Huaiyi Wu; Lin Chen; Shuangchun Wen
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Paper Abstract

We propose a polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation scheme for wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) system, in which two WDM channels share one PMD compensator at the receiver site. The effect of different modulation formats on multi-stage PMD compensators is studied and compared by numerical simulations in 40-Gb/s WDM optical fiber communication system. The degree of polarization (DOP) of single state of polarization (SOP) optical signal is used as the feedback signal in PMD compensators. The particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is used as the searching algorithm in WDM systems. The compensated DOP values of return-to-zero (RZ) format and nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) format by multi-stage PMD compensators have been increased distinctly compared to the corresponding cases without compensation. It is shown that the PSO algorithm is implemented successfully in adaptive multi-stage PMD compensation in a 40-Gb/s optical WDM system. The compensated eye diagrams for the two channels by multi-stage PMD compensators indicate that the three-stage PMD compensator which eliminates the influence of second-order PMD completely in WDM system takes the best efficiency in the multi-stage PMD compensators for RZ format and NRZ format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6353, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV, 63530W (21 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688894
Show Author Affiliations
Huaiyi Wu, Hunan Univ. (China)
Lin Chen, Hunan Univ. (China)
Shuangchun Wen, Hunan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6353:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV
Chang Soo Park; Shizhong Xie; Curtis R. Menyuk; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Editor(s)

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