Journal article

System penalty owing to polarisation-mode-dispersion in presence of fast polarisation scrambling

W Shieh

Electronics Letters | IEE-INST ELEC ENG | Published : 2006


Polarisation-mode-dispersion (PMD) induced penalty is investigated for an optical signal in a PMD medium under fast polarisation scrambling. A phenomenological model for the timing jitter penalty is proposed and is verified by computer modelling. The Q penalty from pulse distortion is complementary to the Q penalty from timing jitter.