Superb characteristics of dispersion-managed soliton transmission in TDM and WDM systems

M. Nakazawa, H. Kubota, K. Suzuki, E. Yamada, A. Sahara

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Advances in soliton transmission in which dispersion management plays an important role in increasing the power margin and the dispersion tolerance in TDM and WDM systems are presented. The quality of the dispersion-managed soliton is compared with return to zero (RZ) and nonreturn to zero (NRZ) pulse transmission at zero group velocity dispersion (GVD). This is because the dispersion allocation enables to keep the transmitted pulse energy at a high level as the GVD in each fiber segment is much larger than the average GVD. That is, pulse boardening occurs due to large GVD, so that a larger energy is needed to maintain its intensity. In other words, this is a power enhancement factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 271999 Jan 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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