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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Nov. 6, 2000
  • pp: 350–361

Coherent crosstalk impairments in polarization multiplexed transmission due to polarization mode dispersion

Lynn E. Nelson and Herwig Kogelnik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 10, pp. 350-361 (2000)

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Coherent crosstalk mechanisms induced by polarization mode dispersion in polarization multiplexed fiber transmission are examined by systems experiments, analysis and supporting modeling. Primary mechanisms include destructive interference, edge effects, and beat effects, leading to pulse distortion and to bit-error-rate penalties. Rules of thumb for tolerable crosstalk levels are developed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2000
Published: November 6, 2000

Lynn Nelson and Herwig Kogelnik, "Coherent crosstalk impairments in polarization multiplexed transmission due to polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Express 7, 350-361 (2000)

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