The use of a linearly chirped Bragg grating filter for dispersion cancellation in an optical-fiber link is discussed. Numerical and theoretical calculations are made, which show that, with the proper taper function, the filter can have a high reflectivity and a quasi-constant nonzero dispersion, proportional to the inverse of the chirp. The filter can compress dispersion-broadened pulses by factors of 2–5 or more, if many filters are cascaded. Its compactness and efficiency would make it suitable for on-line implementation.
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