Intrachannel pulse interactions in dispersion-managed transmission systems: Energy transfer

Mark J. Ablowitz, Toshihiko Hirooka

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Energy transfer between adjacent pulses as a result of nonlinear intrachannel interactions in a transmission system with strong periodic dispersion management is analyzed. With small average dispersion, the energy change between nonzero bits grows linearly with respect to distance in the presence of loss and lumped amplification, whereas in a lossless system the energy change is found to be significantly suppressed. The analytical results compare favorably with the results of direct numerical simulation of the full system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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