Suppressing dynamic instabilities in PMD compensators by dithering the polarization of the transmitted signal

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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Ciaramella, E.; Matarazzo, E. (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Via G. Moruzzi 1, (56124) Pisa, Italy)

Dynamical issues of practical PMD compensators can be eliminated by modulating the polarization of the transmitted signal. Low-depth modulation (dithering) stabilizes the compensator whilst not introducing significant jitter nor eye closure.