Fiber Based Dispersion Compensation

  • Siddharth Ramachandran

Part of the Optical and Fiber Communications Reports book series (OFCR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Siddharth Ramachandran
    Pages 1-6
  3. T. Kato, M. Hirano, T. Fujii, T. Yokokawa, Y. Yamamoto, M. Onishi
    Pages 43-66
  4. Kazunori Mukasa, Katsunori Imamura, Iwao Shimotakahara, Takeshi Yagi, Kunio Kokura
    Pages 67-114
  5. L. Grüuner-Nielsen, Y. Qian, P. B. Gaarde
    Pages 115-143
  6. Siddharth Ramachandran, Man F. Yan
    Pages 187-248
  7. M. Tur, D. Menashe, Y. Japha, Y. Danziger
    Pages 249-311
  8. P. J. Roberts, B. J. Mangan, H. Sabert, F. Couny, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight et al.
    Pages 313-339
  9. N. M. Litchinitser, M. Sumetsky, P. S. Westbrook
    Pages 379-423
  10. René-Jean Essiambre, Peter J. Winzer, Diego F. Grosz
    Pages 425-495

About this book


Dispersion management is a critical design criterion that characterizes the performance of an optical network, and has impacted almost every aspect of the physical layer of an optical transmission line. The past 10 years have seen an explosion in the variety of device effects exploited to obtain optimal performance from dispersion compensators, and this is the first book that deals exclusively with this technology. It starts with an exposition on the fundamental physics underlying dispersion and its effects on optical pulses, followed by at least one chapter devoted to each of the fiber-based dispersion-compensating devices that have either been deployed or are considered as serious candidates for future networks. The final section of this book then describes the systems-level impact of these devices, hence providing a one-stop reference for all aspects of optical-communication-network design pertaining to dispersion-management. Each chapter is written by the leading experts in the field, drawn from both academia as well as industry.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Siddharth Ramachandran
    • 1
  1. 1.OFS LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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