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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 10, 2005
  • pp: 562–565

Picosecond soliton transmission using concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors

Wenhua Cao and Songhao Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 562-565 (2005)


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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 (NOLM) and amplifier combinations, the present scheme permits 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. Soliton-soliton interactions can be reduced efficiently by using lowly dispersive fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Wenhua Cao and Songhao Liu, "Picosecond soliton transmission using concatenated gain-distributed nonlinear amplifying fiber loop mirrors," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 562-565 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-10-562

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