We develop a simple theory that relates the performance of an optical component to the variance of the amplitude of its phase ripple that has been weighted by the incoming signal spectrum. Comparisons of model predictions for chirped fiber gratings with 10-Gbit/s test-bed simulations and measurements agree.
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Xudong Fan and James F. Brennan III, "Performance Effect in Optical-Communication Systems Caused by Phase Ripples of Dispersive Components," Appl. Opt. 43, 5033-5036 (2004)