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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1284–1286

Experimental observation of soliton interaction over long fiber paths: discovery of a long-range interaction

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 1284-1286 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.001284


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Abstract

We have studied the interaction of ~55-psec-duration soliton pulse pairs over thousands of kilometers of optical fiber with loss periodically compensated by Raman gain. We indeed observe the expected short-range, phase-dependent interaction. But we also observe a long-range, phase-independent interaction caused by dispersive-wave radiation from the solitons.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 1989
Published: November 15, 1989

Citation
K. Smith and L. F. Mollenauer, "Experimental observation of soliton interaction over long fiber paths: discovery of a long-range interaction," Opt. Lett. 14, 1284-1286 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-22-1284

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