Fast SOP Variation Measurement on WDM Systems Are the OPMDC Fast Enough?

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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Salaun, Suzanne; Neddam, Frederic; Raguenes, Bruno; Moignard, Maryse (France Telecom, Orange Labs, France)
Poirrier, Julien (Huawei)

Orange Labs organized a 6 month field trial to characterize states of polarization (SOP) variations with time on representative links of the future 40 Gbit/s deployment and to enable specifying the adaptation speed needed by optical polarization mode dispersion compensators (OPMDC). The SOP variations speed can reach more than 50deg/1ms which seems not fully compatible with OPMDC specifications.