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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1996
  • pp: 570–572

Modulational instabilities in fibers with periodic dispersion management

N. J. Smith and N. J. Doran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 570-572 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000570


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Abstract

We analytically and numerically analyze the occurrence of modulational instability in fibers with periodic changes in the group-velocity dispersion. For small variations, a set of resonances occurs in the gain spectrum. However, large dispersion variations eliminate these resonances and restrict the bandwidth of the fundamental gain spectrum. This research has been motivated by the adoption of dispersion management techniques in long-haul optical communications.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 10, 1995
Published: April 15, 1996

Citation
N. J. Smith and N. J. Doran, "Modulational instabilities in fibers with periodic dispersion management," Opt. Lett. 21, 570-572 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-8-570

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