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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 8, 2007
  • pp: 24–32

An experimental demonstration of a soft-failure approach to PMD mitigation in an installed optical link

Anthony S. Lenihan, William A. Babson, Hua Jiao, Jerry Sobieski, and Gary M. Carter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 24-32 (2007)

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We present a field-trial implementation of the soft-failure approach to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) impairment mitigation, in which information about the PMD of the installed link is utilized by our modified control plane software to make decisions on data routing over available links. This allows us to maintain loss-free end-to-end data service, even at high PMD levels.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2006
Published: January 8, 2007

Anthony S. Lenihan, William A. Babson, Hua Jiao, Jerry Sobieski, and Gary M. Carter, "An experimental demonstration of a soft-failure approach to PMD mitigation in an installed optical link," Opt. Express 15, 24-32 (2007)

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