We investigate the effects of second order PMD in Differential PSK modulation employing RZ and NRZ signaling formats at 10Gb/s to prove that NRZ DPSK is more robust than RZ DPSK towards second order PMD.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
M. U. Ajgaonkar, T. Wuth, C. Wree, C. Xia, and W. Rosenkranz, "Experimental and numerical investigation of the effect of second order PMD on the differential PSK," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WE3.
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