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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: F6–F10

Compensation of interchannel nonlinearities using enhanced coupled equations for digital backward propagation

Eduardo F. Mateo and Guifang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 25, pp. F6-F10 (2009)

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Enhanced coupled-nonlinear equations are introduced for full compensation of cross-phase modulation and partial compensation of four-wave mixing (FWM) via split-step digital backward propagation. Compared to full FWM compensation, the new backward propagation equations provide a significant reduction in the number of steps required in the split-step method. This increased step size together with more relaxed sampling requirements reduced the computational load by more than a factor of 20.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
High Speed Compontents and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2009
Published: April 28, 2009

Eduardo F. Mateo and Guifang Li, "Compensation of interchannel nonlinearities using enhanced coupled equations for digital backward propagation," Appl. Opt. 48, F6-F10 (2009)

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