Polarization-dependent SOA-based PolSK modulation for turbulence-robust FSO communication

Yan Qing Hong, Sang Kook Han

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This paper proposes a polarization-dependent semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)based polarization shift keying (PolSK) modulation for turbulence-robust free-space optical (FSO) communication. Based on the nonlinear gain and polarization characteristics, the PolSK signal is modulated by the optical bit inversion using the polarization-dependent SOA and linear polarizer (LP). The capability of scintillation mitigation is analyzed under both balanced and polarization-independent SOA-based detections. The proposed technique is evaluated in experiments. The experimental results demonstrated that the bit-error-rate (BER) performance of the proposed technique was close to the conventional Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM)-based PolSK modulation under various scintillation effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15587-15594
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 10

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. This work was supported by the Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT; Ministry of Science and ICT) (No. 2019-0-00685, Free-space-optical-communication-based vertical mobile network).

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© 2021 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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