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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30886–30894

Dark soliton synthesis using an optical pulse synthesizer and transmission through a normal-dispersion optical fiber

Ken Kashiwagi, Kiyonobu Mozawa, Yosuke Tanaka, and Takashi Kurokawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30886-30894 (2013)

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We precisely generate dark solitons using an optical pulse synthesizer (OPS) at a repetition rate of 25 GHz and experimentally investigate soliton transmission through a normal-dispersion fiber. Because of their particular waveform, there are not many experimental studies. The OPS provides frequency-domain line-by-line modulation and produces arbitrary pulse waveforms. The soliton waveform has an intensity contrast greater than 20 dB. At certain input peak power, the pulse exhibits soliton transmission and maintains its initial waveform. The power agrees with soliton transmission theory. We confirm that the π phase shift at the center of the dark soliton is maintained after transmission through the fiber. We also investigate the influence of stimulated Brillouin scattering for long-distance transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: December 6, 2013

Ken Kashiwagi, Kiyonobu Mozawa, Yosuke Tanaka, and Takashi Kurokawa, "Dark soliton synthesis using an optical pulse synthesizer and transmission through a normal-dispersion optical fiber," Opt. Express 21, 30886-30894 (2013)

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