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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1996
  • pp: 396–398

Pseudo-phase-matched four-wave mixing in soliton wavelength-division multiplexing transmission

P. V. Mamyshev and L. F. Mollenauer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 396-398 (1996)

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In a soliton transmission system using lumped amplifiers, pseudo phase matching allows four-wave mixing fields from soliton–soliton collisions to grow uncontrollably and inflict severe penalties. Through numerical simulation, we show that this growth can be eliminated, or at least greatly reduced, through the use of fiber whose dispersion is tapered, either continuously or in steps, in conformity with the fiber loss curve.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 13, 1995
Published: March 15, 1996

P. V. Mamyshev and L. F. Mollenauer, "Pseudo-phase-matched four-wave mixing in soliton wavelength-division multiplexing transmission," Opt. Lett. 21, 396-398 (1996)

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