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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1558–1560

Dispersion and nonlinearity compensation by spectral phase conjugation

Mankei Tsang and Demetri Psaltis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 17, pp. 1558-1560 (2003)

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We propose the use of spectral phase conjugation to compensate for dispersion of all orders, self-phase modulation, and self-steepening of an optical pulse in a fiber. Although this method cannot compensate for loss and intrapulse Raman scattering, it is superior to the previously suggested midway temporal phase conjugation method if high-order dispersion is a main source of distortion. The reshaping performance of our proposed scheme and a combined temporal and spectral phase conjugation scheme in the presence of uncompensated effects is studied numerically.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

Mankei Tsang and Demetri Psaltis, "Dispersion and nonlinearity compensation by spectral phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 28, 1558-1560 (2003)

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