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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)

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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.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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

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)

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