Polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion and its impact on return-to-zero transmission formats

Gino Biondini*, William L. Kath

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We describe the extension of importance sampling and multicanonical Monte Carlo methods to events with large polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion (PCD), and we compare the efficiency of the two simulation techniques. We then use these methods to simulate pulse transmission in a return-to-zero system with full first-order polarization-mode dispersion compensation at center frequency. Results show that PCD does not contribute significantly to the statistics of the residual pulse broadening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1866-1868
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Importance sampling (IS)
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Optical fiber communications
  • Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD)
  • Pulse broadening (PB)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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