Electrically tunable power efficient dispersion compensating fiber Bragg gratings for dynamic operation in nonlinear lightwave systems

B. J. Eggleton, J. A. Rogers, P. S. Westbrook, T. A. Strasser, T. N. Nielsen, P. B. Hansen, K. F. Dreyer

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Abstract

Dynamic chromatic Dispersion Compensation (DC) technologies are becoming critical in the design of fbture high speed lightwave systems. While applications in which DC is tuned in predetermined ways, for instance to compensate for the changing acquired dispersion in a reconfigurable optical network [ 11 have been proposed, a more general and significant application of such a technology is to correct for unpredictable variations in the optimal dispersion map due to fiber nonlinearities and signal power variations. The optimal DC of high-speed, nonlinear transmission systems can change dynamically with per channel power [Z], that may occur, for example, due to changes in optical amplifier gain flatness or reconligurable add/drop. This is particularly important at higher bit rates as the dispersion tolerances reduce dramatically (as the square of the bit rate). In addition, the trend to broader bandwidths also reduces the dispersion margin by an amount that is dependent on how well the dispersion slope of the transmission fiber is compensated. The availability of a high-performance dynamic DC technology would alleviate these problems, and in particular, in systems operating in the nonlinear regime, such devices are essential for operation with minimal dispersion margin. This paper reports the demonstration of such a high performance device, including the first demonstration of dynamic compensation of a nonlinear transmission system to maintain nearly optimum performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOFC/IOOC 1999 - Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
PagesPD271-PD273
ISBN (Electronic)155752582X, 9781557525826
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication, OFC/IOOC 1999 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 21 1999Feb 26 1999

Publication series

NameOFC/IOOC 1999 - Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication
Volume5

Other

Other1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication, OFC/IOOC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period2/21/992/26/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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