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Nonlinear effects in optical fibers: limitations and benefits
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear effects in optical fibers impose different limitations on the communications link, and an understanding of such effects is almost a prerequisite for actual lightwave-system designers. On the other hand, they offer a variety of possibilities for all-optical signal processing, amplification and regeneration. The nonlinear effects are enhanced dramatically and new phenomena are observed in the so called photonic crystal fibers. In this paper we review the effects - both detrimental and potentially beneficial - of optical nonlinearities in conventional and in photonic crystal fibers.

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Date Published: 3 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6793, International Workshop and Conference on Photonics and Nanotechnology 2007, 679302 (3 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798948
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Mário F. S. Ferreira, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6793:
International Workshop and Conference on Photonics and Nanotechnology 2007

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