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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|