Application Note: Dispersion Trimming

The ever increasing bit-rates of optical communications networks are placing growing demands on network optimization and in particular on dispersion management. The WaveShaper family of Programmable Optical Processors, provides an ideal workbench for evaluating tunable dispersion trimming for 40 and 100 GBit/s systems.

In this Application Note we discuss how the phase of the image on the LCoS can be varied along the spectral axis to modulate the group delay across the spectrum, which results in a dispersion generating or compensating device.

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