Analytical design of densely dispersion-managed optical fiber transmission systems with Gaussian and raised cosine return-to-zero Ansätze

K. Nakkeeran, Y. H.C. Kwan, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, A. Labruyère, P. Tchofo Dinda, A. B. Moubissi

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We propose an easy and efficient way to analytically design densely dispersion-managed fiber systems for ultrafast optical communications. This analytical design is based on the exact solution of the variational equations derived from the nonlinear Schrödinger equation by use of either a Gaussian or a raised-cosine (RC) Ansatz. For the input pulses of dispersion-managed optical fiber transmission systems we consider a RC profile and show that RC return-to-zero pulses are as effective as Gaussian pulses in high-speed (160-Gbits/s) long-distance transmissions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1901-1907
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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