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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2005
  • pp: 7611–7620

Picosecond soliton transmission by use of concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors

Wen-hua Cao and Ping Kong A. Wai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 35, pp. 7611-7620 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.007611


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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.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2005
Published: December 10, 2005

Citation
Wen-hua Cao and Ping Kong A. Wai, "Picosecond soliton transmission by use of concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors," Appl. Opt. 44, 7611-7620 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-35-7611

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