Use of the Zero Forcing Method for Compensation of Polarization Dependent Loss in Coherent Fiber-Optic Links

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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Andrusier, Anton; Shtaif, Mark (School of Electrical Eng. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 69978)

We show that a zero forcing receiver can be used to achieve nearly optimal performance in coherent polarization multiplexed systems. The advantage is in the receiver simplicity relative to the joint detection scheme for which the ultimate performance can be achieved.