Power impairments due to stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in dispersion-managed (DM) fiber links are evaluated theoretically. We extend previous work on the statistical analysis of SRS crosstalk to the case of multiple fiber segments. Closed-form formulas are derived, and the applicable range is presented by comparison with simulation results. The SRS crosstalk in DM fiber links is evaluated using derived formulas, and the preferable configuration of DM fiber links for suppressing SRS crosstalk is discussed. We also evaluate the exact power penalty induced by the SRS crosstalk in consideration of the log-normal waveform distribution due to SRS and non-Gaussian noise and clarify the system bounds in some typical DM fiber links. The developed approach provides a design rule for DM fiber links from the viewpoint of SRS crosstalk suppression.
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