A Low-complexity Implementation of Full-rate Polarization-Time Codes for PDL Mitigation in Single-Carrier Optical Transmissions using the Constant Modulus Algorithm

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Awwad, Elie; Tran, Patrice; Charlet, Gabriel (Nokia Bell Labs France, 7 route de Villejust, 91620 Nozay, France)

We demonstrate through simulations and experimental measurements a low-complexity implementation of the 2x2 Silver code to mitigate PDL in a single-carrier PDM system using CMA equalization. The obtained gains are compared to the optimal ones achieved by an ML decoder.