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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1989
  • pp: 751–753

Experimental observation of adiabatic compression and expansion of soliton pulses over long fiber paths

K. Smith and L. F. Mollenauer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 751-753 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000751


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Abstract

In a recirculating 42-km fiber loop with round-trip loss compensated by Raman gain, we have used excess gain to study the influence of adiabatic energy changes on the propagation of soliton pulses over fiber paths of hundreds to thousands of kilometers. Both the measured pulse shapes and the corresponding optical spectra vary in agreement with simple scaling laws and maintain the expected time–bandwidth product.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 2, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 1989
Published: July 15, 1989

Citation
K. Smith and L. F. Mollenauer, "Experimental observation of adiabatic compression and expansion of soliton pulses over long fiber paths," Opt. Lett. 14, 751-753 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-14-751

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