A pilot-correlated PMD monitoring scheme for direct detection optical OFDM system
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AbstractA polarization mode dispersion monitoring scheme is proposed and demonstrated for direct-detection optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (DDO-OFDM) systems. A pair of data-assisted pilot subcarriers is inserted at two spectral edges of the OFDM signal spectrum. Simple data correlation technique is used to estimate the powers of the pilot subcarriers and thus retrieves the DGD value at the monitoring unit, without the need of demodulation of the pilot subcarriers. Experiments show a DGD monitoring range of 0 to 45 ps in a typical radio-frequency tone-assisted DDO-OFDM system. The robustness of the proposed scheme to optical signal-to-noise ratio and accumulated chromatic dispersion is further experimentally investigated. Besides, simulations and experiments are performed to demonstrate the feasibility of using photodiodes with narrow bandwidth. By inserting one more data-assisted pilot subcarrier, the proposed scheme becomes insensitive to the input angle of the state of polarization. The proposed scheme provides an effective monitoring solution for the optical OFDM signals across intermediate nodes in flexible optical network.
All Author(s) ListBo T., Gao S., Tse K.-H., Chan C.-K.
Journal nameJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume Number33
Issue Number13
PublisherOptical Society of America
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages2884 - 2891
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsDigital signal processing, Optical fiber communication, Optical performance monitoring

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