Combined PMD-PDL effects on BERs in simplified optical systems: an analytical approach.

@article{Chen2007CombinedPE,
  title={Combined PMD-PDL effects on BERs in simplified optical systems: an analytical approach.},
  author={Liang Chen and Zhongxi Zhang and Xiaoyi Bao},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          2106-19
        }
}
A new analytical evaluation of polarization-induced error probability for optical systems consisting of both PMD and PDL is presented. Using a simplified model containing a lumped PMD-PDL fiber, an amplifier with ASE noise, an idealized optical filter, and an electrical filter with integrate-and-dump response, a closed-form of the probability density of the filtered current is obtained. This allows us to evaluate the BER affected by the PMD and PDL. Based on this, two polarization related… CONTINUE READING