Analytical modeling of cross-phase modulation in coherent fiber-optic system
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An analytical model to calculate the variance of cross-phase modulation (XPM) distortion in a wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) fiber-optic system is developed. The method is based on the first order perturbation technique and it is applicable for both dispersion managed and dispersion uncompensated systems. For dispersion managed systems, it is shown that the variance of XPM distortion scales as Nx where N is the number of spans and x ∈ [1, 2] depending on the amount of inline-dispersion compensation. The analytical model is found to be in good agreement with simulations in most of the cases.
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