Optical Fibers for High-Capacity WDM, Long-Haul Systems

Lynn E. NELSON

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.5    pp.693-698
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
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optical fiber transmission,  Raman amplification,  wavelength-division-multiplexing,  dispersion,  polarization mode dispersion,  

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Summary: 
Advanced optical transmission fibers have enabled 40-Gb/s transmission over distances of up to 5200km with 100-km amplified spans. This paper will discuss a number of the enabling fiber properties including dispersion, dispersion slope, Raman gain efficiency, and polarization mode dispersion.