Sensitivity of Balanced Receivers for Polarization Shift Keying in Free-Space Optical Communications

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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Fidler, F.; Grosinger, J.; Leeb, W. R. (Institute of Communications and Radio-Frequency Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstrasse 25/389, 1040 Vienna, Austria)

Polarization modulation is a robust and efficient format for optical free-space communications. We study the sensitivity of real-world balanced receivers, including possible atmospheric effects on the state-of-polarization.