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Analysis of polarization-mode dispersion compensators using importance sampling

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5 Author(s)
I. T. Lima ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Maryland Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA ; G. Biondini ; B. Marks ; W. L. Kath
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We use importance sampling to analyze polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) compensators that consist of a single differential-group delay (DGD) element. Using this technique we show that while these compensators improve the average penalty due to PMD, they may degrade the outage probability.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001  (Volume:1 )

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17-22 March 2001