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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2109–2111

Effect of dispersion on nonlinear phase noise

Keang-Po Ho and Hsi-Cheng Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2109-2111 (2006)

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The variance of nonlinear phase noise is analyzed by including the effect of intrachannel cross-phase modulation–induced nonlinear phase noise. Consistent with Ho and Wang [IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1426 (2005)] for a lightwave transmission system but contrary to the conclusions of both Kumar [Opt. Lett. 30, 3278 (2005)] and Green et al. [Opt. Lett. 28, 2455 (2003)] with different initial conditions, the variance of nonlinear phase noise does not decrease much with the increase of chromatic dispersion. The results are consistent with each other after a careful reexamination.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2006

Keang-Po Ho and Hsi-Cheng Wang, "Effect of dispersion on nonlinear phase noise," Opt. Lett. 31, 2109-2111 (2006)

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