Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Distributed Link PDL on a Coherent Transmission System

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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Chin, Hou-Man (Optical Networks Group, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL (University College London), WC1E 7JE London, UK & Orange Polska, Al. Jerozolimskie 160, 02-326 Warsaw, Poland)
Charlton, Douglas; Borowiec, Andrzej; Laperle, Charles; Reimer, Michael; O’Sullivan, Maurice (Ciena Corporation, 3500 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON, K2H 8E9, Canada)
Savory, Seb J. (University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Division, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK)

We experimentally investigate the impact of distributed PDL in a 35 Gbaud PM-QPSK optical coherent transmission system implemented by commercially available transceivers over 800 km dispersion uncompensated SMF. 60,000 random instances of distributed link PDL were realized for performance measurements.