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Title: Picosecond soliton transmission by use of concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors
Authors: Cao, Wen-hua
Wai, Ping-kong Alexander
Subjects: Light amplifiers
Nonlinear optics
Numerical methods
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2005
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Source: Applied optics, 10 Dec. 2005, v. 44, no. 35, p. 7611-7620.
Abstract: Stable picosecond soliton transmission is demonstrated numerically by use of concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors (NALMs). We show that, as compared with previous soliton transmission schemes that use conventional NALMs or nonlinear optical loop mirror and amplifier combinations, the present scheme permits a significant increase of loop-mirror (amplifier) spacing. The broad switching window of the present device and the high-quality pulses switched from it provide a reasonable stability range for soliton transmission. We also show that a soliton self-frequency shift can be suppressed by the gain-dispersion effect in the amplifying fiber loop and that soliton-soliton interactions can be partially reduced by using lowly dispersive transmission fibers.
Rights: © 2005 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1364/AO.44.007611
ISSN: 0003-6935
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