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Theoretical and experimental study on PMD-supported transmission using polarization diversity in coherent optical OFDM systems

W Shieh, X Yi, Y Ma, Y Tang

OPTICS EXPRESS | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2007

Abstract

In this paper, we conduct theoretical and experimental study on the PMD-supported transmission with coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM). We first present the model for the optical fiber communication channel in the presence of the polarization effects. It shows that the optical fiber channel model can be treated as a special kind of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) model, namely, a two-input two-output (TITO) model which is intrinsically represented by a two-element Jones vector familiar to the optical communications community. The detailed discussions on various coherent optical MIMO-OFDM (CO-MIMO-OFDM) models are presented. Furthermore, we show the fi..

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