Analysis of PMD compensators with fixed DGD using importance sampling

I. T. Lima, G. Biondini, B. S. Marks, W. L. Kath, C. R. Menyuk

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Abstract

In this letter, we use importance sampling to analyze polarization-mode dispersion compensators with a constant differential group delay (DGD) element. We optimize the value of the fixed DGD element of the compensator with respect to the outage probability. We show that the optimum value of the fixed DGD element of the compensator can reduce the outage probability by several orders of magnitude, even though it does not provide a substantial reduction of the average penalty due to polarization-mode dispersion in the cases that we studied. By contrast, choosing the fixed DGD element to maximally reduce the average penalty may lead to an outage probability that is orders of magnitude larger than the optimal choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2002

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Compensation
  • Optical communications
  • Optical fiber dispersion
  • Optical fiber polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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