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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1191–1193

Analytical description of cross-phase modulation in dispersive optical fibers

M. Shtaif  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 1191-1193 (1998)

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The effect of intensity distortion induced by cross-phase modulation in dispersive optical fibers is studied. It is shown that, in most configurations in which distortions that are due to cross-phase modulation can become significant to optical communications, the effect of cross-phase modulation can be described with excellent accuracy by simple analytical expressions. The presented analysis also suggests that intensity distortions owing to cross-phase modulation can be efficiently reduced by linear dispersion compensation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

M. Shtaif, "Analytical description of cross-phase modulation in dispersive optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 23, 1191-1193 (1998)

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  1. An excellent review can be found in F. Forghieri, R. W. Tkach, and A. R. Chraplyvy, in Optical Fiber Telecommunications, I. P. Kaminow and T. L. Koch, eds. (Academic, New York, 1997), Vol. IIIA, Chap. 8.
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