In-service Monitoring of PMD Induced Optical Signal Degradation Using SOP Vector Trajectory on the Poincare Sphere for High-Speed Reconfigurable Optical Networks

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Takeshita, Hitoshi; Fukuchi, Kiyoshi; Shioiri, Satomi; Gabory, Emmanuel L. T. de (System Platforms Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 1753, Shimonumabe, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 211-8666 Japan)

We studied an in-service signal quality estimation method by using wavelength resolved SOP vector trajectories on Poincare Sphere and successfully distinguished PMD induced signal degradation with sufficient accuracy from the other signal degradation factors.