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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1197–

Long-Haul WDM Transmission Using Higher Order Fiber Dispersion Management

M. Murakami, T. Matsuda, H. Maeda, and T. Imai

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 1197- (2000)


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Abstract

We propose a fiber dispersion management scheme for large-capacity long-haul wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission systems that considers not only second-but also third-order dispersion characteristics using transmission fibers with opposite dispersion signs. It eliminates the waveform distortion of WDM signals that originates from the existence of third-order dispersion, which is a constraint placed on WDM capacity in conventional dispersion management, while reducing the interchannel interaction caused by the interplay of fiber nonlinearity and second-order dispersion. Design concept of the scheme is discussed to show the feasibility of using actual fiber parameters. An experimental investigation on transmission performance regarding the signal pulse format, nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) and return-to-zero (RZ), and interchannel interaction caused by four-wave mixing (FWM) and cross-phase modulation (XPM) is described for optimizing WDM system performance. It is experimentally shown that RZ pulse transmission is possible without significant spectral broadening over a wide wavelength range in dispersion managed fiber spans. Using these results together with a wideband optical amplifier gain-bandwidth management technique, yields long-distance WDM transmission with the capacity of 25 10 Gb/s over 9288 km.

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M. Murakami, T. Matsuda, H. Maeda, and T. Imai, "Long-Haul WDM Transmission Using Higher Order Fiber Dispersion Management," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 1197- (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-18-9-1197

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