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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B479–B484

Experimental demonstration of PDL penalty reduction by wavelength-interleaving transmission

Kohki Shibahara and Kazushige Yonenaga  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B479-B484 (2012)

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Experiments and numerical simulation demonstrate the validity of wavelength-interleaving (WI) transmission for reducing the penalty induced by polarization dependent loss (PDL) through the method of extreme value statistics. It is confirmed that applying the WI technique across n (n>1) channels can effectively reduce PDL-induced Q-penalty or outage probability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Transmission Systems and Network Elements

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Kohki Shibahara and Kazushige Yonenaga, "Experimental demonstration of PDL penalty reduction by wavelength-interleaving transmission," Opt. Express 20, B479-B484 (2012)

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