Electronic Equalization of Polarization Mode Dispersion in Coherent POL-MUX QPSK Systems

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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Mantzoukis, N.; Petrou, C. S.; Vgenis, A.; Roudas, I. (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patra s, Rio, Greece)
Kamalakis, T. (Dept. of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopion University of Athens, Kallithea, Greece)
Raptis, L. (Lampros Raptis, Attika Telecom)

We present a comparison of adaptive electronic PMD equalizers for coherent phase- and polarization-diversity QPSK receivers using the multicanonical Monte Carlo method. A 5-tap equalizer using the CMA sufficiently reduces the outage probability below 10-5.