PMD tolerant nonlinear compensation using in-line phase conjugation

M.E. McCarthy, M.A.Z. Al-Khateeb, F.M. Ferreira, A.D. Ellis

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In this paper, we numerically investigate the impact of polarisation mode dispersion on the efficiency of compensation of nonlinear transmission penalties for systems employing one of more inline phase conjugation devices. We will show that reducing the spacing between phase conjugations allows for significantly improved performance in the presence polarisation mode dispersion or a significant relaxation in the acceptable level of polarization mode dispersion. We show that these results are consistent with previously presented full statistical analysis of nonlinear transmission appropriately adjusted for the reduced section length undergoing compensation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3385-3392
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number4
Early online date9 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2016

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Funding: EPSRC grants EP/L000091/1 and EP/J017582/1 (PEACE and
UNLOC); The Royal Society [grant WM120035 (TEST)]; and EC 7FP [grant 619732 (INSPACE)].

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