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Statistical Model and Performance Analysis of a Novel Multilevel Polarization Modulation in Local “Twisted” Fibers

Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Photonics 2017, 4(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics4010005
Received: 6 November 2016 / Revised: 20 January 2017 / Accepted: 20 January 2017 / Published: 26 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Networks for Communications)
Transmission demand continues to grow and higher capacity optical communication systems are required to economically meet this ever-increasing need for communication services. This article expands and deepens the study of a novel optical communication system for high-capacity Local Area Networks (LANs), based on twisted optical fibers. The complete statistical behavior of this system is shown, designed for more efficient use of the fiber single-channel capacity by adopting an unconventional multilevel polarization modulation (called “bands of polarization”). Starting from simulative results, a possible reference mathematical model is proposed. Finally, the system performance is analyzed in the presence of shot-noise (coherent detection) or thermal noise (direct detection). View Full-Text
Keywords: Brownian motion; optical fiber circular birefringence; optical transmission; polarization modulation; twisted optical fiber Brownian motion; optical fiber circular birefringence; optical transmission; polarization modulation; twisted optical fiber
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Perrone, P.; Betti, S.; Rutigliano, G.G. Statistical Model and Performance Analysis of a Novel Multilevel Polarization Modulation in Local “Twisted” Fibers. Photonics 2017, 4, 5.

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