The dynamic behavior of single-channel transmission in standard fibers with strong dispersion management and linear compensating devices was theoretically and numerically analyzed. We compared a single pulse and a pseudorandom sequence to highlight the relevant roles played by nonlinearity-induced spectrum distortion and pulse interaction. As a result, 40/Gbit/s transmission on an 1800-km dispersion-management link with 100-km spans of standard fiber was obtained.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
M. Zitelli, F. Matera, and M. Settembre, "40-Gbits transmission in dispersion-management links with step-index fiber and linear compensation," Opt. Lett. 24, 1169-1171 (1999)