Polarization mode multiplexing of phase diverse Mach-Zehnder modulator outputs to mitigate dispersion penalty in band limited analog optical links and related systems is demonstrated. Link SNR is also improved by up to 3dB.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
S. Gupta, O. Boyraz, and B. Jalali, "Dispersion Penalty Mitigation Using Polarization Mode Multiplexing in Phase Diverse Analog Optical Links," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA76.
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