Synthesis of birefringent equalizing filters for WDM dispersion compensation

Rui Hong Chu*, G. E. Town

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We present a synthesis algorithm and design example for birefringent equalizing filters, suitable for dispersion compensation in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) communication systems. A WDM equalizer with dispersion 2003 ps/nm over an operational frequency range of 10 GHz was designed with maximum deviation of the group delay of 3.86 ps. The effects of various factors on the equalizer performance were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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