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Optimized dispersion maps for suppression of cross-phase modulation in WDM systems
Author(s): Cornelius Fuerst; Joerg-Peter Elbers; Christoph Glingener
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Paper Abstract

Based on an analytical model which is verified by numerical simulations, we study the influence of the dispersion map on XPM induced signal degradations in long-haul WDM systems for different fibre types. Distributed undercompensation is shown to be an optimum choice for 10 Gb/s per channel transmission. Statistical studies of map variations confirm, that moderate deviations from the optimum dispersion map further reduce the XPM limited reach. For transmission over standard single-mode fibre, XPM generated in the dispersion compensating fibers which are required for a compensation of the large dispersion of the transmission fiber may impose a stringent limitation for terrestric ultra-long haul systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4584, Optical Network Design and Management, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445151
Show Author Affiliations
Cornelius Fuerst, Siemens AG (Germany)
Joerg-Peter Elbers, Siemens AG (Germany)
Christoph Glingener, Siemens AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4584:
Optical Network Design and Management
Xiaomin Ren; Tomonori Aoyama, Editor(s)

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