We investigate the effect of cross-phase modulation in wavelength-division-multiplexed polarization-modulation lightwave systems. Analytical expression for the Q factor penalty in terms of signal power, the number of channels, and other parameters are derived. The theory is compared with numerical experiments. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.
Cross-phase modulation in polarization shift-keying lightwave systems / Conti, Claudio; Dario, Beltrame; Giancarlo De Marchis, ; Zitelli, Mario. - In: APPLIED OPTICS. - ISSN 0003-6935. - STAMPA. - 43:1(2003), pp. 149-152. [10.1364/AO.43.000149]