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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1979
  • pp: 52–54

Compensation for channel dispersion by nonlinear optical phase conjugation

Amnon Yariv, Dan Fekete, and David M. Pepper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 52-54 (1979)

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It is proposed that the process of nonlinear optical phase conjugation can be utilized to compensate for channel dispersion and hence to correct for temporal pulse broadening. Specifically, a four-wave nonlinear interaction is shown to achieve pulse renarrowing. Spectral bandwidth constraints of the input pulse are presented for typical phase-conjugate interaction parameters.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 2, 1978
Published: February 1, 1979

Amnon Yariv, Dan Fekete, and David M. Pepper, "Compensation for channel dispersion by nonlinear optical phase conjugation," Opt. Lett. 4, 52-54 (1979)

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