We show that in the presence of PDL, the performance of single carrier polarization multiplexed systems using standard equalization methods with reasonable complexity, improves significantly when large values of PMD are introduced intentionally into the link.
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A. Andrusier, M. Shtaif, E. Meron, and M. Feder, "Equalization Performance in the Presence of Linear Polarization Impairments," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTu1A.1.
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