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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1357–1359

Electrostrictive cross-phase modulation of periodic pulse trains in optical fibers

Andrea Fellegara and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 17, pp. 1357-1359 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001357


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Abstract

Electrostriction-induced cross-phase modulation between subsequent bits of a nonreturn-to-zero pulse train in optical fibers leads to nonlinear frequency shifts of opposite sign for the 1's and the 0's. Direct experimental measurements of the electrostrictive and Kerr-induced nonlinear phase shift across the bit profiles agree well with the theoretical modeling.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

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Andrea Fellegara and Stefan Wabnitz, "Electrostrictive cross-phase modulation of periodic pulse trains in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 23, 1357-1359 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-17-1357

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