An efficient numerical algorithm is presented for massively parallel simulations of dispersion-managed wavelength-division-multiplexed optical fiber systems. The algorithm is based on a weak nonlinearity approximation and independent parallel calculations of fast Fourier transforms on multiple central processor units (CPUs). The algorithm allows one to implement numerical simulations <i>M/2</i> times faster than a direct numerical simulation by a split-step method, where <i>M</i> is a number of CPUs in a parallel network.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
P. M. Lushnikov, "Fully parallel algorithm for simulating dispersion-managed wavelength-division-multiplexed optical fiber systems," Opt. Lett. 27, 939-941 (2002)