Theoretical investigation of first-order and second-order polarization-mode dispersion tolerance on various modulation formats in 40 Gb/s transmission systems with FEC coding

Hodeok Jang, Kyoungsoo Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Jichai Jeong

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Abstract

We investigated the polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) tolerance for 40Gb/s non-return to zero (NRZ), duobinary NRZ, return to zero (RZ), carrier-suppressed RZ (CS-RZ), and duobinary-carriersuppressed RZ (DCS-RZ) modulation formats with a forward error correction (FEC) coding. The power penalty has been calculated as a measure of the system performance due to PMD. After comparison of the PMD tolerance of various modulation formats, our results suggest that RZ signals have the best tolerance against the effect of first-order PMD only. The duobinary NRZ modulation format is most resilient to PMD when both first-and second-order PMD are considered. However, the duobinary NRZ modulation format is the most sensitive to the incident angle of the input signal to a fiber axis in the presence of first-and second-order PMD, leading to incident angledependent power penalty. The coding gain by FEC can cope with the power penalties induced by first-and second-order PMD up to a DGD value of 16ps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of Korea
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 4

Keywords

  • Coding gain
  • Forward error correction
  • Polarization mode dispersion
  • Tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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