Comparison of Split-Step Fourier Schemes for Simulating Fiber Optic Communication Systems

@article{Shao2014ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of Split-Step Fourier Schemes for Simulating Fiber Optic Communication Systems},
  author={Jing Shao and Xiaojun Liang and Shiva Kumar},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={1-15}
}
This paper mainly focuses on efficient schemes for simulating propagation in optical fibers. Various schemes based on split-step Fourier techniques to solve the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE), which describes the propagation in optical fibers, are compared. In general, the schemes in which the loss operator is combined with nonlinearity operator are found to be more computationally efficient than the schemes in which the loss is combined with dispersion. When the global error is large… CONTINUE READING