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Variational approach to optimal dispersion compensation
Author(s): Ira Jacobs; J. Kenneth Shaw; N. Wongsangpaiboon
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Paper Abstract

The variational method is used to model output pulse widths in concatenated fiber links designed for dispersion compensation. The expressions for the output widths are given in analytical form with explicit dependence on the key parameters of initial width and chirp, the dispersion constant ofeach fiber section and the length of each section. In the ideal linear case, perfect compensation occurs when the sum ofthe dispersion-distance products of the two links is zero. However, in the presence ofnonlinearities a new relationship is found to govern many operating systems. Specifically, the dispersion-distance product ofthe second link should equal minus one-half the dispersion-distance product ofthe first link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406435
Show Author Affiliations
Ira Jacobs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
J. Kenneth Shaw, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
N. Wongsangpaiboon, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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