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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4333–4338

Channel coding for polarization-mode dispersion limited optical fiber transmission

Matthew Puzio, Zhenyu Zhu, Rick S. Blum, Peter A. Andrekson, Tiffany Li, and Hamid R. Sadjadpour  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4333-4338 (2004)

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We investigate numerically the usefulness of Turbo and Reed-Solomon coding in the presence of Polarization-Mode Dispersion (PMD) using computer simulations. It is demonstrated that for a fixed level of PMD and a fixed data-rate, there is an optimal code overhead. This is in contrast to the case of negligible PMD, where high overhead codes perform best.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

Matthew Puzio, Zhenyu Zhu, Rick Blum, Peter Andrekson, Tiffany Li, and Hamid Sadjadpour, "Channel coding for polarization-mode dispersion limited optical fiber transmission," Opt. Express 12, 4333-4338 (2004)

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