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Adaptive dispersion compensation devices for optical communication systems
Author(s): Mohamed Mahmoud; Zabih F. Ghassemlooy; Mark Thompson
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Paper Abstract

Although tunable fiber Bragg gratings are flexible and promising solutions for dispersion compensation, but we still have the problems of variable optical communication path characteristics, environmental fluctuations and the variety of applications, that require re-design and fabrication of fiber Bragg gratings for each case. An alternative novel technique of dispersion compensation based on adaptive fiber Bragg gratings scheme would overcome these problems. In this paper three different real time adaptive dispersion compensation schemes, are introduced; scheme based on pulse shape detection, scheme based on crosscorrelation detection and scheme based on pattern recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475537
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Mohamed Mahmoud, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)
Zabih F. Ghassemlooy, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark Thompson, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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