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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 621–626

Bragg fiber design for transparent metro networks

Bishnu P. Pal, Sonali Dasgupta, and M. R. Shenoy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 621-626 (2005)

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A Bragg fiber design with potential for applications in metro networks is proposed for the first time. The average dispersion of the designed fiber is 10 ps/km.nm in the C-band, and in view of its estimated loss being very low, such a Bragg fiber should enable ultra low-loss DWDM transmission over 100 km at 10 Gbits/s. A Bragg fiber based metro network is an attractive proposition because it would not require any amplifier and dispersion compensator for distances ≈100 km. This should significantly reduce installation and operational cost, and complexity of a metro network.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2005
Published: January 24, 2005

Bishnu Pal, Sonali Dasgupta, and M. Shenoy, "Bragg fiber design for transparent metro networks," Opt. Express 13, 621-626 (2005)

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