Polarization Diversity in Ring Topology Networks

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


VTC2016 Fall (2016)


Polarization diversity is generally achieved by using two orthogonal polarizations on the same link, which enables to double the available bandwidth. In this paper, we study the possibility to connect the nodes of a line-of-sight ring topology network with one single channel for all the links, with the condition that the polarization of any link is orthogonal to the polarization of the two adjacent links. The solution proposed in this paper can improve spectrum efficiency by up to 50% in comparison with the widespread polarization multiplexing solution.