Abstract

The four-wave mixing (FWM) suppression effect of dispersion distributed fibers (DDF's), which have a nonuniform chromatic dispersion along their length, has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. We fabricated two different kinds of DDF by the vapor-phase axial deposition (VAD) method to clarify the FWM suppression effect. Moreover, we investigated experimentally the effect of our fabricated DDF's on the transmission characteristics of 4 10 Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems. We confirmed that the proposed DDF's can not only suppress FWM but also improve the input power limitation for WDM systems.

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J. Lightwave Technol.

A. R. Chraplyvy, "Limitations on lightwave communications imposed by optical-fiber nonlinearities," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 8, pp. 1548-1557, Oct. 1990.

K. Inoue, "Four-wave mixing in an optical fiber in the zero-dispersion wavelength region," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 10, pp. 1553-1561, Nov. 1992.

--, "Fiber four-wave mixing in multi-amplifier systems with nonuniform chromatic dispersion," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 88-93, Jan. 1995.

--, "Performance of strain-free stimulated Brillouin scattering suppression fiber," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 549-554, Apr. 1996.

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