Impact of parametric mixing of ASE and signal on high-power Festoon systems with random dispersion variation

John Mauro, D. Q. Chowdhury

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The effect of random dispersion variation on parametric mixing (PM) between amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and signal has been calculated for optically amplified nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber (NZDSF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) festoon systems. Computer simulations were run at 2.5, 10, and 40 Gb/s with varying levels of dispersion compensation. Results of these simulations are presented in the form of relative impact on system Q. Statistics have been gathered to determine the impact of dispersion variability on the standard deviation of these Q impairments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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