A combination of amplitude modulation and filtering in a fiber ring, whose loss is compensated by gain, can maintain indefinitely ones represented by solitons and zeros represented by their absence. The spontaneous emission noise of the amplifiers is contained if the system parameters are chosen properly.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 26, 1992
Published: November 1, 1992
H. A. Haus and A. Mecozzi, "Long-term storage of a bit stream of solitons," Opt. Lett. 17, 1500-1502 (1992)