There are three common device techniques to deal with chromatic dispersion inoptical communication (fiber optic) networks
the use of dispersion-
compensating fiber (DCF); the use of chromatic dispersion-compensating filter
modules (DCMs); and electronic dispersion chips (EDCs) and photonic-basedchips. Also, it is important to note that EDC can be used in conjunction withphotonic-based solutions.
This report presents ElectroniCast’s 2012
-2017 market review and forecast of theconsumption (value, quantity and average prices) of fiber optic chromaticdispersion compensators filter modules (DCMs) in optical communicationnetworking; also market forecast data of the worldwide value of EDCs, DCF andDCMs is provided. Currently, the packaged filter devices (modules) are typically comprised having FBGs (Fiber Bragg Gratings) or etalon-based elements.