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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15549–15559

Parametric tunable dispersion compensation for the transmission of sub-picosecond pulses

Takayuki Kurosu, Ken Tanizawa, Stephane Petit, and Shu Namiki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15549-15559 (2011)

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Parametric tunable dispersion compensator (P-TDC), which allows format-independent operation owing to seamlessly wide bandwidth, is expected to be one of the key building blocks of the future ultra-high speed optical network. In this paper, a design of ultra-wide band P-TDC is presented showing that bandwidth over 2.5 THz can be achieved by compensating the chromatic dispersion up to the 4th order without employing additional method. In order to demonstrate the potential application of P-TDC in the Tbit/s optical time division multiplexing transmissions, 400 fs optical pulses were successfully transmitted through a dispersion managed 6-km DSF fiber span.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2011
Published: July 28, 2011

Takayuki Kurosu, Ken Tanizawa, Stephane Petit, and Shu Namiki, "Parametric tunable dispersion compensation for the transmission of sub-picosecond pulses," Opt. Express 19, 15549-15559 (2011)

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