Journal article

Fast simulation of WDM transmission in fiber

Graeme J Pendock, William Shieh

IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

We present a method for accurately simulating the impact of cross-phase modulation (CPM) in wavelength-division- multiplexing (WDM) transmission while propagating only a single channel. Our method determines the impact of CPM by mimicking neighboring channels through appropriately delayed replicas of the single channel being propagated. Propagating only a single channel enables WDM transmission to be simulated far more rapidly than with a full multichannel simulation. © 2006 IEEE.