This paper addresses the problem of routing and wavelength assignment of bit-rate-differentiated optical services in a hybrid network. Hybrid optical networks are composed of resources, such as ®ber links and photonic/electronic switches, that vary in their capabilities and transmission qualities. These networks are also responsible for the realization of… (More)
We experimentally validate at 10 Gbit/s a new and simple polarization-mode dispersion compensator based on the dynamic maximization of the degree of polarization. First-order compensation is demonstrated and ultimate statistical performance is numerically assessed.
—The time-space varying birefringence in single-mode optical fibers causes the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) to be a serious problem in high bit-rate transmissions. The PMD first-and second-order statistics are well known in the literature, but second-order PMD-induced pulse distortions have still to be clarified for sequences of pulses of arbitrary… (More)
We demonstrate the world's first long term optical PMD compensation for an OC-192 (9.95328 Gb/s SONET) signal on the installed fiber infrastructure of a network operator in East Texas. With a line PMD of 30 ps, BER improvement greater than 4 orders of magnitude has been achieved.