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Performance fluctuations due to polarization effects and nonlinearity in a terrestrial WDM system

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3 Author(s)
Jiping Wen ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Electr. Eng., Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD ; Yan, L. ; Carter, G.M.

We show that, in a typical terrestrial WDM system, the intra-channel nonlinearity-induced Q fluctuation is comparable to that due to PDL alone, and the inter-channel nonlinearity dominates Q fluctuations at narrow channel spacings.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006. Conference on

Date of Conference:

21-26 May 2006