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Evolution of self-similar parabolic pulses in optical fiber amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

We simulated the evolution of self-similar parabolic pulses (similaritons) in a normally dispersive fiber amplifier. The rate of development of a Gaussian pulse into the asymptotic parabolic regime has been studied. The model has been applied to an optical transmission system with a fiber amplifier. By calculating the Q-factor, we numerically determined the signal to noise performance of the pulse train along fiber length. For the parameters we used, a 6m long fiber amplifier with 20 dB gain is capable of amplifying 200Gb/s initial chirp-free Gaussian pulses of duration 0.4ps with no distortion and additional noise. The trade-off between pulse width and amplifier length has been studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7211, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVII, 72111A (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809861
Show Author Affiliations
Z. Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
H. Sun, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
S. Ma, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
N. K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7211:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVII
Marek Osinski; Bernd Witzigmann; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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