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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1986
  • pp: 318–320

Effect of frequency chirping on the performance of optical communication systems

Govind P. Agrawal and M. J. Potasek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 318-320 (1986)

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The effect of frequency chirping on the performance of optical communication systems is analyzed theoretically using a simple but realistic model for the chirped pulses emitted by a directly modulated semiconductor laser. The effect of pulse-edge sharpness is investigated by considering the propagation of super-Gaussian chirped pulses in a dispersive single-mode fiber. The results are presented using the parameter values appropriate for a 1.55-μm optical communication system employing conventional silica fibers and are in qualitative agreement with the reported experimental observations.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 18, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 1986
Published: May 1, 1986

Govind P. Agrawal and M. J. Potasek, "Effect of frequency chirping on the performance of optical communication systems," Opt. Lett. 11, 318-320 (1986)

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