Multiple stage dispersion compensation in long haul optical fibre systems using chirped fibre Bragg gratings

P. L. Mason, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Modelling is used to assess the performance of an optical fibre link which has fibre grating dispersion compensators spaced at intervals along its length. A 10Gbit/s electroabsorption modulator with high positive chirp is shown to transmit in excess of 158km in normal dispersion fibre using two 2cm long compensators, incurring a dispersion penalty of only 1.0dB. Thus the transmission range is improved by a factor of 6.6 over the uncompensated case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1244-1245
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 1994


  • Gratings in fibres
  • Optical communication
  • Optical dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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