We analyzed the performance of DFE in PMD-limited 40 GB/s Optical links by using Matlab/Simulink. We also provided a description of the equalizer circuit design, and described the results of circuit simulations; it is found that a DFE consisting of a 3-tap FFE and a 2-tap FBE could compensate PMD.

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