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.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2004
Published: September 10, 2004
Xudong Fan and James F. Brennan, "Performance effect in optical-communication systems caused by phase ripples of dispersive components," Appl. Opt. 43, 5033-5036 (2004)