A novel dual-control configuration of nonlinear loop mirrors is used for all-optical soliton synchronous regeneration. Simulations show substantial improvement in transmission in this device compared with single-control devices, owing to chirp-free modulation. The absence of chirp is confirmed experimentally through a spectral analysis of the dual-control modulator.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1996
Published: September 15, 1996
Sébastien Bigo, Emmanuel Desurvire, and Olivier Audouin, "Dual-control nonlinear-optical loop mirrors for all-optical soliton synchronous modulation," Opt. Lett. 21, 1463-1465 (1996)