Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a direct-detection polarization division multiplexed (PDM) orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) scheme without dynamic polarization tracking. Simply using a polarization-diverse receiver, the proposed multiple-input multiple-output assisted system can achieve bit-error rate of 103 over all possible received states of polarization. Moreover, 50 Gbps PDM-OFDM transmission over 100 km single-mode fiber is successfully demonstrated without dispersion-induced penalty.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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