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Self-Phase Modulation In Optical Fibers
Author(s): G Veith
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Paper Abstract

Self-phase modulation (SPM) occuring at moderate power levels in single-mode fibers has important implications on long-range optical fiber transmission. Limitating and beneficial aspects of this fiber nonlinearity on future high-bit-rate optical communication systems will be discussed, including soliton propagation, power-dependent transmission bandwidth variations and modulational instability. On the other hand self-phase modulation can be the base for the realization of novel nonlinear optical fiber devices: Of most practical interest is its use for an optical pulse compression to pulsewidths in the femto-second range, or the realization of the so-called "soliton laser". In those fiber optic devices, however, the interaction of self-phase modulation with other fiber nonlinearities have to be taken into consideration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0864, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, (2 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943532
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G Veith, Standard Elektrik Lorenz AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0864:
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Claude P. Puech, Editor(s)

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