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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.