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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14845–14852

PMD compensation in multilevel coded-modulation schemes with coherent detection using BLAST algorithm and iterative polarization cancellation

Ivan B. Djordjevic, Lei Xu, and Ting Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14845-14852 (2008)

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We present two PMD compensation schemes suitable for use in multilevel (M≥2) block-coded modulation schemes with coherent detection. The first scheme is based on a BLAST-type polarization-interference cancellation scheme, and the second scheme is based on iterative polarization cancellation. Both schemes use the LDPC codes as channel codes. The proposed PMD compensations schemes are evaluated by employing coded-OFDM and coherent detection. When used in combination with girth-10 LDPC codes those schemes outperform polarization-time coding based OFDM by 1 dB at BER of 10-9, and provide two times higher spectral efficiency. The proposed schemes perform comparable and are able to compensate even 1200 ps of differential group delay with negligible penalty.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2008
Published: September 5, 2008

Ivan B. Djordjevic, Lei Xu, and Ting Wang, "PMD compensation in multilevel coded-modulation schemes with coherent detection using BLAST algorithm and iterative polarization cancellation," Opt. Express 16, 14845-14852 (2008)

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