Fiber design considerations for 40 Gb/s systems

A. Belahlou, Scott Bickham, Dipak Chowdhury, P. Diep, Alan Evans, James M. Grochocinski, P. Han, Andrey Kobyakov, Shiva Kumar, G. Luther, John C. Mauro, Yihong Mauro, Michal Mlejnek, Mark S.K. Muktoyuk, Michael T. Murtagh, Srikanth Raghavan, V. Ricci, A. Sevian, Nigel Taylor, S. TsudaM. Vasilyev, L. Wang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Scopus citations


In this paper, we review the fundamental advantages and drawbacks of 40-Gb/s systems from a fiber manufacturer's perspective. Based on modeling, experimental results, and fundamental understanding, we correlate the fiber design parameters with the expected performance of long-haul systems operating at 40 Gb/s. Nonlinear penalties, dispersion tolerances, modulation formats, polarization-mode dispersion, and Raman amplification are covered. We also present the fiber features required for both metro and submarine networks at this specific data rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2290-2305
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Fiber design considerations for 40 Gb/s systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this