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Nonlinear Effects In Optical Fiber Communication
Author(s): A. A. Friesem; E. Lichtman; R. G. Waarts; H. H. Yaffe
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Paper Abstract

Various nonlinearities in single mode optical fibers have detrimental effects in multi channel coherent communications systems. The dominant nonlinear processes are four wave mixing (FWM), stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). These lead to crosstalk between channels, power losses, and deleterious phase fluctuations, which in turn limit the power of the transmitted light, the number of allowed channels and dictate the channel allocations. After reviewing the basic principles of the relevant nonlinear processes, laboratory experiments are described and the results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1033, Trends in Quantum Electronics, (18 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950641
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Friesem, Weizinann Institute of Science (Israel)
E. Lichtman, Weizinann Institute of Science (Israel)
R. G. Waarts, Weizinann Institute of Science (Israel)
H. H. Yaffe, Weizinann Institute of Science (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1033:
Trends in Quantum Electronics
Ioan Ursu, Editor(s)

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