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.
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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)