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Nonlinear optical effects in fiber: merits and demerits for high capacity TDM and WDM applications
Author(s): El-Hang Lee; Kyong-Hon Kim; Hak Kyu Lee
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on our theoretical and experimental study comparing the merits and demerits of the nonlinear effects in optical fibers for their use in high-speed and high- capacity time-division-multiplexing (TDM) and wavelength- division-multiplexing (WDM) telecommunication applications. Nonlinear effects include self-phase modulation (SPM), cross-phase modulation (CPM), stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS), four wave mixing (FWM), parametric generation, and photorefractive effects. Nonlinear effects can be useful in enhancing the fiber performances by way of fiber lasers, amplifiers, switches, logic devices, modulators, multiplexers, demultiplexers, signal format conversion devices, and wavelength conversion devices, but they can also play degenerative roles limiting the performances of optical fiber communication. The trade-off between the two aspects of the nonlinear effects, therefore, should be carefully examined to achieve a system of desired transmission capacity, performance, and function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4579, Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology, (19 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444912
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El-Hang Lee, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Kyong-Hon Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)
Hak Kyu Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4579:
Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology
Shuisheng Jian; Yanming Liu, Editor(s)

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