Title

Folded digital backward propagation for dispersion-managed fiber-optic transmission

Authors

Authors

L. K. Zhu;G. F. Li

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

CROSS-PHASE MODULATION; IMPAIRMENT COMPENSATION; COMMUNICATIONS-SYSTEMS; NOISE; BACKPROPAGATION; NONLINEARITY; XPM; Optics

Abstract

In periodically dispersion managed long-haul transmission systems, waveform distortion is dominated by chromatic dispersion. As a result of the periodic waveform evolution, the nonlinear behavior also repeats itself in every dispersion period. It is shown that, under the weakly nonlinear assumption, nonlinear effects accumulated in a large number (K) of spans can be approximated by nonlinear effects accumulated in a single span with the same dispersion map and K times the nonlinearity. Thus, significant savings in computational load can be achieved in digital compensation of fiber nonlinearity using folded digital backward propagation (DBP). Simulation results show that the required computation for DBP of dispersion managed transoceanic transmission systems can be reduced by up to 2 orders of magnitude with negligible penalty using folded DBP. (c) 2011 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

19

Issue/Number

7

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5953

Last Page

5959

WOS Identifier

WOS:000288852700025

ISSN

1094-4087

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