Limitations in 10 Gb/s WDM optical-fiber transmission when using a variety of fiber types to manage dispersion and nonlinearities

X. Y. Zou, M. Imran Hayee, S. M. Hwang, Alan E. Willner

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Abstract

We analyze the system limitations of WDM transmission when using various types of optical fiber to manage dispersion and nonlinearities. In our model, from two to eight 10 Gb/s WDM channels are transmitted through a cascade of EDFA's experiencing dispersion, stimulated Raman scattering, and self- and cross-phase modulation. The fiber types modeled include: conventional single-mode fiber, dispersion-shifted fiber, and dispersion-compensating fiber. These fibers have different dispersion spectral profiles and are combined to manage dispersion to produce a total zero dispersion for a certain fiber span while eliminating four-wave mixing. We find that a system using dispersion-shifted fiber and conventional single-mode fiber exhibits the best performance, with the combination of dispersion and cross-phase modulation as the dominant effects. Furthermore, conventional single-mode fiber combined with dispersion-compensating fiber system exhibits the worst performance, with the combination of dispersion and self-phase modulation as the dominant effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144-1152
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996

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