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A time-domain optical transmission system simulation package accounting for nonlinear and polarization-related effects in fiber

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5 Author(s)
Carena, A. ; Dept. of Electron., Politecnico di Torino, Italy ; Curri, V. ; Gaudino, R. ; Poggiolini, P.
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The fast-paced evolution of long-haul and high-bit-rate terrestrial and submarine optical transmission links requires powerful analysis tools that take into account all the relevant phenomena in the fiber. To provide such a tool, we developed a time-domain optical system simulation package, integrated in the TOPSIM simulation environment. The fiber simulation module makes use of the vector form of the propagation equations to account for the quasi-degenerate two-mode (the two polarizations) medium propagation characteristics. This way, all polarization-related effects and their interplay with the other linear and nonlinear phenomena in the fiber can be accurately modeled. In particular, the fiber third-order susceptivity, responsible for all major nonlinear effects, is expressed in its actual vector form, so that nonlinear polarization mode coupling could be accounted for. Conventional birefringence and PMD are generated using appropriate random models. A novel feature of the simulator is that it uses time-domain digital filters to simulate dispersion effects, as opposed to the usual FFT-based algorithms. This approach leads to more efficient computing for a wide range of bandwidth and dispersion values. We present the fiber simulation module in detail. As an example of the use of the simulation package, the analysis of a long-haul two-channel transoceanic WDM transmission system is presented

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )