Four-wave mixing suppression effect of dispersion distributed fibers

Kazuhide Nakajima, Masaharu Ohashi, Kazuyuki Shiraki, Tsuneo Horiguchi, K. Kurokawa, Yoshiaki Miyajima

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The four-wave mixing (FWM) suppression effect of dispersion distributed fibers (DDF's), which have a nonuniform chromatic dispersion along their length, has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. We fabricated two different kinds of DDF by the vapor-phase axial deposition (VAD) method to clarify the FWM suppression effect. Moreover, we investigated experimentally the effect of our fabricated DDF's on the transmission characteristics of 4 × 10 Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems. We confirmed that the proposed DDF's can not only suppress FWM but also improve the input power limitation for WDM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1814-1822
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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