A closed-form theory is presented to characterize the noise accumulation in a transmission system with grating dispersion compensation, and its implications for the system performance are discussed. It is shown that the spectral distribution of the noise depends on the mapping used to compensate for the dispersion. Optimum system performance is obtained for compensation maps that are symmetric with respect to the middle point of each compensated span.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
Michele Midrio, Pierluigi Franco, and Marco Romagnoli, "Noise statistics in transmission systems with grating dispersion compensation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2748-2756 (1998)