Polarization-Multiplexed 2.8 Gbit/s Synchronous QPSK Transmission with Real-Time Digital Polarization Tracking

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pfau, T.; Peveling, R.; Samson, F.; Romoth, J.; Hoffmann, S.; Bhandare, S.; Ibrahim, S.; Sandel, D.; Adamczyk, O.; Porrmann, M.; No, R. (Univ. Paderborn, EIM-E, Warburger Str. 100, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany)
Hauden, J.; Grossard, N.; Porte, H. (Photline Technologies)
Schlieder, D.; Koslovsky, A.; Benarush, Y.; Achiam, Y. (CeLight Israel)

This paper presents the implementation of an electronic polarization tracking algorithm which enables real-time polarization-multiplexed synchronous QPSK transmission with DFB lasers. The achieved BER at 2.8 Gbit/s is well below the FEC threshold.