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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 19836–19849

Linear and nonlinear propagation of optical Nyquist pulses in fibers

Toshihiko Hirooka and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 19836-19849 (2012)

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We present an analytical and numerical description of optical Nyquist pulse propagation in optical fibers in the presence of dispersion and nonlinearity. An optical Nyquist pulse has a profile given by the sinc-like impulse response of a Nyquist filter, which has periodic zero-crossing points at every symbol interval. This property makes it possible to interleave bits to an ultrahigh symbol rate with no intersymbol interference in spite of the strong overlap between adjacent pulses. We analyze how this periodic zero-crossing property is maintained or affected by the fiber dispersion and nonlinearity, and show that it is better maintained against nonlinearity in the presence of normal dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2012
Published: August 14, 2012

Toshihiko Hirooka and Masataka Nakazawa, "Linear and nonlinear propagation of optical Nyquist pulses in fibers," Opt. Express 20, 19836-19849 (2012)

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