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Polarization mode dispersion and its mitigation in optical networks

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3 Author(s)
Rochford, K.B. ; Yafo Networks, Hanover, MD, USA ; Gray, G.R. ; Veasey, D.L.

PMD effects impose severe penalties on older fiber plants at 10Gb/s and on virtually all plants at 40Gb/s. An optical compensator can mitigate these penalties, allowing error-free performance without severely limiting the regenerator distances. A repeatable, calibrated PMD emulator allows thorough testing of a polarisation mode dispersion compensator (PMDC) and the calculation of outage probabilities used by system designers.

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All-Optical Networking: Existing and Emerging Architecture and Applications/Dynamic Enablers of Next-Generation Optical Communications Systems/Fast Optical Processing in Optical Transmission/VCSEL and

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