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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2002
  • pp: 113–115

Nonlinearity management in a dispersion-managed system

I. R. Gabitov and P. M. Lushnikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 113-115 (2002)

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We propose using a nonlinear phase-shift interferometric converter (NPSIC), a new device, for lumped compensation for nonlinearity in optical fibers. The NPSIC is a nonlinear analog of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer and provides a way to control the sign of the nonlinear phase shift. We investigate a potential use of the NPSIC for compensation for nonlinearity to develop a dispersion-managed system that is closer to an ideal linear system. More importantly, the NPSIC can be used to essentially improve single-channel capacity in the nonlinear regime.

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OCIS Codes
(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

I. R. Gabitov and P. M. Lushnikov, "Nonlinearity management in a dispersion-managed system," Opt. Lett. 27, 113-115 (2002)

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