We describe a new effective technique for the adaptive adjustment of the control parameters of any structure of polarization-mode dispersion compensator, such as, e.g., those based on a cascade of polarization controllers and polarization-maintaining fibers. This technique is based on the mean square error between the photodetected signal and the decided symbol and allows us to obtain fast convergence and a lower outage probability with a very limited complexity.
Novel MSE adaptive control of optical PMD compensators / FORESTIERI E; COLAVOLPE G.; PRATI G. - In: JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0733-8724. - 20(2002), pp. 1997-2003. [10.1109/JLT.2003.807963]