Effectiveness of nonlinear optical loop mirrors in dispersion-managed fiber communication systems compensated by chirped fiber gratings with group delay ripples

Y.H.C. Kwan, N. Kaliyaperumal, P.K.A. Wai

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Abstract

We examine the effectiveness of using nonlinear optical loop mirrors (NOLMs) to
reduce the intersymbol interference in dispersion-managed (DM) fiber communication
systems compensated by chirped fiber gratings (CFGs) with group delay ripples (GDR).
We show that the use of NOLMs can enhance 
the transmission performance
by more than one order of magnitude
in the presence of amplifier noise and random variations in
the parameters of the GDR in CFGs.
We found that transoceanic transmissions can be achieved when NOLMs are included in the DM optical fiber transmission line compensated
by CFGs with GDR whose parameters vary randomly along the transmission line.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3835-3846
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume26
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008

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