Abstract

Optical pulse equalization in single-mode fibers using positive and negative chromatic dispersion has been demonstrated by Lin et al. [ Opt. Lett. 5, 476 ( 1980)]. In this paper, an earlier theory of pulse propagation in single-mode fibers is extended to the case of a tandem arrangement of N fibers with different dispersive properties. The theory includes first- and second-order dispersion. It is shown that, by using fibers with positive and negative chromatic dispersion, the first-order dispersion term cancels out on average.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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