We investigate the effect of cross-phase modulation in wavelength-division-multiplexed polarization-modulation lightwave systems. Analytical expression for the <i>Q</i> factor penalty in terms of signal power, the number of channels, and other parameters are derived. The theory is compared with numerical experiments.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
Claudio Conti, Dario Beltrame, Giancarlo De Marchis, and Mario Zitelli, "Cross-Phase Modulation in Polarization Shift-Keying Lightwave Systems," Appl. Opt. 43, 149-152 (2004)