Statistical description of optical system performances due to random coupling on the principal states of polarization

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Due to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD), the performances of an optical transmission system show a random behavior. We calculate the probability density function of the Q-factor due to PMD. We adopt the principal states of polarization model, and we also consider the clock recovery behavior at the receiver. Theoretical results are reported for a 40-Gb/s… (More)

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