SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 60, Issue 2: 022305(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-0321-x

Modulation format independent blind polarization demultiplexing algorithms for elastic optical networks

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  • ReceivedMay 18, 2016
  • AcceptedJul 8, 2016
  • PublishedNov 9, 2016


We demonstrate a novel modulation format independent algorithm for adaptive blind polarization demultiplexing for elastic optical networks (EONs). We compare the proposed algorithm with traditional constant modulus algorithm (CMA) and radius-directed algorithm (RDA), in terms of performance in PM-QPSK, PM-16QAM and PM-64QAM coherent system, by simulating in back-to-back (BTB) and transmission sceneries. The simulation result shows that the modulation format independent algorithm can achieve universal adaptive blind polarization demultiplexing for PM-mQAM signals and gain slightly better performance in condition of lower optical signal noise ratio (OSNR). Furthermore, we also carry out experiments to investigate the performance of the proposed algorithm in BTB and 800 km transmission scenarios for 16 GBaud PM-QPSK and PM-16QAM. The experimental results demonstrate the conclusion of the numerical simulations.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China(61571061)



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61571061).


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