Cross Polarization Modulation (XPolM) Compensation for Submarine Upgrade Links using DP-8QAM

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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Pajovic, Milutin; Millar, David S.; Parsons, Kieran; Kojima, Keisuke; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Matsuda, Keisuke; Miura, Hiroshi; Yoshida, Tsuyoshi (IT R&D Centre, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., 5-1-1 Ofuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa, 247-8501 Japan)

We propose a method of XPolM compensation suitable for submarine upgrade systems, and experimentally validate performance for a 70 x 192 Gb/s DP-8QAM system. The method improves the Q-factor by 0.16dB and outperforms the conventional NPCC by 0.12dB.