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Dispersion compensation devices: applications for present and future networks
Author(s): Yves Painchaud; Erick Pelletier; Martin Guy
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Paper Abstract

Chromatic dispersion accumulated over a link of optical fiber causes transmission degradation for data rates of 10 Gbit/s and higher. The different technologies for compensating this effect are reviewed. They are compared based on their suitability for different applications. Characteristics such as system performance, tunability, insertion loss, bandwidth and size are discussed. Tunability is of increasing importance as the future networks become more and more agile and reconfigurable. Fine tuning is also a requirement at data rates of 40 Gbit/s and higher. In the context of WDM systems, operations in both single-channel and multi-channel regimes are discussed. Recent developments are presented and future trends are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers, (16 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579543
Show Author Affiliations
Yves Painchaud, TeraXion Inc. (Canada)
Erick Pelletier, TeraXion Inc. (Canada)
Martin Guy, TeraXion Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5579:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers
Donna Strickland; Trevor J. Hall; Stoyan Tanev; Xiaoyi Bao; Franko Kueppers; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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