Abstract

We propose an easy and efficient way to analytically design densely dispersion-managed fiber systems for ultrafast optical communications. This analytical design is based on the exact solution of the variational equations derived from the nonlinear Schrödinger equation by use of either a Gaussian or a raised-cosine (RC) Ansatz. For the input pulses of dispersion-managed optical fiber transmission systems we consider a RC profile and show that RC return-to-zero pulses are as effective as Gaussian pulses in high-speed (160-Gbits/s) long-distance transmissions.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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