Nonlinearity management in a dispersion-managed system

Ildar R Gabitov, P. M. Lushnikov

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Abstract

We propose using a nonlinear phase-shift interferometric converter (NPSIC), a new device, for lumped compensation for nonlinearity in optical fibers. The NPSIC is a nonlinear analog of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer and provides a way to control the sign of the nonlinear phase shift. We investigate a potential use of the NPSIC for compensation for nonlinearity to develop a dispersion-managed system that is closer to an ideal linear system. More importantly, the NPSIC can be used to essentially improve single-channel capacity in the nonlinear regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2002
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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