The effects of the randomness of dispersion-zero wavelength and relative channel location in high-speed wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) systems were analyzed. In dispersion-managed systems: the higher dispersion values improved system performance as a result of reduced self- and cross-phase modulation; and randomness of dispersion had an effect when lower dispersion values were used. In nondispersion-managed WDM systems, all the channels had to be placed on one side of dispersion-zero wavelength with an offset ≥0 nm.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA|
Duration: May 18 1997 → May 23 1997