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Effects of four-wave mixing on Soliton's robustness to polarization-mode dispersion in optical fiber systems
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new method to enhance solitons' robustness to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in a long-haul conventional single-mode fiber (SMF). The method is based on the utilization of four-wave mixing (FWM) effects of two principal polarization states of optical pulses. An intensively bound state of solitons can be achieved when the FWM effect is taken into account. It is proved numerically that the solitons with FWM are more adaptive to polarization-mode dispersion than the ones without FWM in the standard fiber links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6025, ICO20: Optical Communication, 602522 (28 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667096
Show Author Affiliations
Zhanqiang Liang, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Wencheng Xu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Weicheng Chen, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Songhao Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6025:
ICO20: Optical Communication
Yun-Chur Chung; Shizhong Xie, Editor(s)

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