We examine the feasibility of optical pulse transmission in dispersion-managed fiber systems with in-line nonlinear optical loop mirrors. Applying numerical analysis, we find regimes of stable propagation over long distances in such lines, with a significant increase in the signal-to-noise ratio.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Sonia Boscolo, Jeroen H. B. Nijhof, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Autosoliton transmission in dispersion-managed systems guided by in-line nonlinear optical loop mirrors," Opt. Lett. 25, 1240-1242 (2000)