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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15999–16004

MLSE receiver tolerance to all-order polarization mode dispersion

Kate E. Cornick, Misha Brodsky, Martin Birk, and Mark D. Feuer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15999-16004 (2007)

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We experimentally characterize a maximum likelihood sequence estimation (MSLE) based receiver’s tolerance to first- and all-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD). We show that the response of the MLSE receiver to first-order PMD can be characterized in two ways depending on the differential group delay (DGD). In addition we show that first-order PMD-induced system penalties dominate those from high-order PMD. High-order PMD induces a large system penalty only when the first-order penalty is small, or the DGD exceeds a bit period.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Kate E. Cornick, Misha Brodsky, Martin Birk, and Mark D. Feuer, "MLSE receiver tolerance to all-order polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Express 15, 15999-16004 (2007)

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