A train of nearly transform-limited pulses are generated from a 1.55-μm distributed-feedback laser diode by using gain switching in a novel technique, which is a combination of a spectral window and temporal compression. By amplifying these pulses with erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, we demonstrate soliton transmission in a conventional single-mode fiber.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1991
Published: January 1, 1992
Hai-Feng Liu, Saeko Oshiba, Yoh Ogawa, and Yoshio Kawai, "Method of generating nearly transform-limited pulses from gain-switched distributed-feedback laser diodes and its application to soliton transmission," Opt. Lett. 17, 64-66 (1992)