Analysis of Signal-to-Crosstalk Ratio Variations due to Four-Wave Mixing in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Systems Implemented with Standard Single-Mode Fibers

Sait Eser KARLIK
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In this paper, variation of the signal-to-crosstalk ratio (SXR) due to effects of four-wave mixing (FWM) has been analyzed on center channels of 5-, 7-, 9-channel dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems implemented with G.652 standard single-mode fibers (SSMFs) for 12.5 GHz, 25 GHz, 50 GHz and 100 GHz equal channel spacing values. Center channels on such systems are the most severely impacted channels by FWM. Therefore, results obtained are the worst-case values for the DWDM system performance and important for system design. Simulations have been performed for systems using three different commercially available SMFs having different design parameter values for chromatic dispersion, dispersion slope, nonlinearity coefficient and attenuation coefficient which are all in the scope of the G.652 Recommendation of Telecommunication Standardization Sector of International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) for SSMFs. In those simulations, under the impact of FWM, variation of SXR with variations in input powers, channel spacings and link lengths have been observed. Simulation results display the combined effect of the optical fiber and system design parameters on FWM performance of DWDM systems and give important clues for not only long-haul but also access network implementations of DWDM systems.


Four Wave Mixing; Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing System; Optical Fiber; Signal-to-Crosstalk Ratio

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