Analysis of Scalable PMD Compensators Using FIR Filters and Wavelength-Dependent Optical Power Measurements Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the potential of optical n-stage FIR filter architectures for PMD compensation (PMDC) based on frequency-dependent optical power monitoring. The measurement information is used to partially estimate the channel's Jones matrix U (), and the filter parameters are adjusted based on solving a nonlinear least-squares problem which mimics the approximate inversion of U () by the filter. Numerical studies of the optimization method and outage probability simulations show the robustness and scalability of the proposed concept.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Lightwave Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Oswald, P., Madsen, C. K., & Konsbruck, R. L.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Oswald, P||Madsen, CK||Konsbruck, RL

publication date

  • February 2004