Modulation Format Independent Joint Polarization and Phase Tracking for Coherent Receivers
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

© 1983-2012 IEEE. The state of polarization and the carrier phase drift dynamically during transmission in a random fashion in coherent optical fiber communications. The typical digital signal processing solution to mitigate these impairments consists of two separate blocks that track each phenomenon independently. Such algorithms have been developed without taking into account mathematical models describing the impairments. We study a blind, model-based tracking algorithm to compensate for these impairments. The algorithm dynamically recovers the carrier phase and state of polarization jointly for an arbitrary modulation format. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, having a fast convergence rate and an excellent tolerance to phase noise and dynamic drift of the polarization at low complexity, which make the algorithm a strong candidate for future optical systems.

model-based phase noise

polarization demultiplexing

phase recovery

polarization drift

Coherent optical fiber communication

polarization recovery


Cristian Bogdan Czegledi

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik

Pontus Johannisson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN) 1558-2213 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 14 3354-3364 7466068


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C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)



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