Abstract

Conventional and advanced modulation formats that simultaneously modulate two or more of the optical attributes of phase, amplitude, and polarization and/or utilize observation intervals longer than two chips (time slots) are designed by using a unified interpretation as signaling by means of generalized Stokes parameters. In particular, the new paradigm is applied to the recently introduced multichip extension of optical differential phase shift keying.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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