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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1057–1062

Optimal dispersion precompensation by pulse chirping

Ira Jacobs and John K. Shaw  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp. 1057-1062 (2002)

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For the procedure of dispersion precompensation in fibers by prechirping, we found that there is a maximum distance over which a pulse initially compressed by prechirping can return to its original width. The distance constraint comes in the form of a mathematical relationship involving the distance, dispersion, initial pulse width, and peak power, implying that the restriction governs all the fiber parameters. Simple closed-form approximations for the constraint and for the corresponding required prechirp are derived on the basis of a variational approach. The validity of the analytical formulas is confirmed by split-step Fourier numerical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2001
Published: February 20, 2002

Ira Jacobs and John K. Shaw, "Optimal dispersion precompensation by pulse chirping," Appl. Opt. 41, 1057-1062 (2002)

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