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Optical Fibers for High-Capacity WDM, Long-Haul Systems
Lynn E. NELSON
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
optical fiber transmission, Raman amplification, wavelength-division-multiplexing, dispersion, polarization mode dispersion,
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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.