We report on extensive experimental measurement of the allowable range of soliton pulse energies for stable, error-free propagation with sliding-frequency guiding filters, as a function of both filter strength and sliding rate, and on interpretative numerical analysis. The most important result is our discovery of an upper bound and related optimum value for the filter strength; at the optimum, the allowed range of pulse energies is nearly two to one.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 25, 1994
Published: December 15, 1994
P. V. Mamyshev and L. F. Mollenauer, "Stability of soliton propagation with sliding-frequency guiding filters," Opt. Lett. 19, 2083-2085 (1994)