A cascadability study is performed, using a re-circulating loop, of a 50-GHz-spaced dispersion-compensated interleaver pair. After five cascaded nodes, a 2.5-dB sensitivity differential is observed with ± 0.07-nm wavelength detuning for with/without dispersion compensation pair.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
M. Huang, C. Wei, C. Lai, T. Lin, J. J. M. Chen, S. Chi, and K. Feng, "Cascadability Study of Dispersion-Compensated Interleaver Pairs for Metro Add/Drop Applications Using a Re-Circulating Loop," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE63.
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