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A comparison study of the Shannon channel capacity of various nonlinear optical fibers

Tang, Jau (2006) A comparison study of the Shannon channel capacity of various nonlinear optical fibers. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 24 (5). pp. 2070-2075. ISSN 0733-8724.

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A comparative study of the Shannon channel capacity is presented for a dispersion-free fiber, a fiber with constant dispersion, and a fiber with variable dispersion. Improvement of the capacity by optical phase conjugation (OPC) is also investigated. Simple scaling laws are prescribed for the dependence of the optimal capacity on various system settings such as number of spans, number of channels, noise power, channel width, strength of chromatic dispersion, bandwidth of an OPC device, etc.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 26, 2005; revised January 12, 2006. The author would like to thank G. J. Foschini, J. Salz,R. E. Slusher, H. Kogelnik, and A. Chraplyvy for initiating the capacity modeling project and many helpful discussions.
Subject Keywords:fiber nonlinearity; information theory; optical fiber communication systems; optical phase conjugation; Volterra series; wavelength division multiplexing systems
Issue or Number:5
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
Deposited On:30 Jun 2006
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