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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2004
  • pp: 5481–5488

Programmable select multiwavelength gigahertz Raman soliton pulse generation

Masao Kato, Kazuo Fujiura, and Takashi Kurihara  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 29, pp. 5481-5488 (2004)

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The generation of programmable multiwavelength pulses based on the self-frequency shift of a Raman soliton is demonstrated. The approach produces tunable multiwavelength picosecond pulses. Only select multiwavelength signals with a tuning range of approximately 50 nm are generated with a repetition rate of 9.95 GHz at each wavelength channel. A bit error rate (BER) of better than 1 × 10-9 was successfully obtained for all the measured multiwavelength Raman soliton pulses. Furthermore, it was found that the signal has an excellent relative intensity noise (RIN) of better than -135.5 dBc/Hz. The BER and RIN measurements show that the frequency-shifted Raman soliton pulses are promising for use in measurement systems, optical gating, signal processing, and wavelength routing optical packet networks with the ability to provide 1:1 communication and 1:N multicasting.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2004
Published: October 10, 2004

Masao Kato, Kazuo Fujiura, and Takashi Kurihara, "Programmable select multiwavelength gigahertz Raman soliton pulse generation," Appl. Opt. 43, 5481-5488 (2004)

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