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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 435–437

Generalized Stokes parameters shift keying approach to multichip differential phase encoded optical modulation formats

Moshe Nazarathy and Erez Simony  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 435-437 (2006)

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Conventional and advanced modulation formats that simultaneously modulate two or more of the optical attributes of phase, amplitude, and polarization and/or utilize observation intervals longer than two chips (time slots) are designed by using a unified interpretation as signaling by means of generalized Stokes parameters. In particular, the new paradigm is applied to the recently introduced multichip extension of optical differential phase shift keying.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2005

Moshe Nazarathy and Erez Simony, "Generalized Stokes parameters shift keying approach to multichip differential phase encoded optical modulation formats," Opt. Lett. 31, 435-437 (2006)

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