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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1213–1218

Polarization scattering by intra-channel collisions

Antonio Mecozzi and Francesco Matera  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1213-1218 (2012)

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We show that polarization modulated and polarization multiplexed transmission may be significantly impaired by the polarization scattering induced by intra-channel cross-phase modulation and four-wave mixing. In polarization multiplexed transmission, channel interleaving may be used to mitigate the effect when two-pulse collisions are dominant.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2011
Published: January 5, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Antonio Mecozzi and Francesco Matera, "Polarization scattering by intra-channel collisions," Opt. Express 20, 1213-1218 (2012)

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