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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1979
  • pp: 297–299

Direct demonstration of distortionless picosecond-pulse propagation in kilometer-length optical fibers

D. M. Bloom, L. F. Mollenauer, Chinlon Lin, D. W. Taylor, and A. M. DelGaudio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 297-299 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.4.000297


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Abstract

We describe the use of a mode-locked color-center laser to demonstrate nearly distortionless propagation of ~5-psec-wide, Fourier-transform-limited pulses, at or near the zero-dispersion wavelength, in two fused-silica, single-mode fibers of 0.76- and 2.5-km length, respectively. We also report the detection of sharply defined cross correlations between pulses directly from the laser and those that had been delayed many microseconds by passage through a fiber.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1979
Published: September 1, 1979

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D. M. Bloom, L. F. Mollenauer, Chinlon Lin, D. W. Taylor, and A. M. DelGaudio, "Direct demonstration of distortionless picosecond-pulse propagation in kilometer-length optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 4, 297-299 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-4-9-297


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