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Design And Computer Simulation Of An All-Optical, Long Distance, Soliton-Based Lightwave Communication System Using Single-Mode Heavy Metal Fluoride Fibers At 2.55 µm
Author(s): Harish R. D. Sunak; Haten A. H. Abdelkader; Steven P. Bastien
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Paper Abstract

We have studied, with computer simulation, optical solitons amplified periodically by stimulated Raman scattering process in single-mode heavy metal fluoride (HMF) fibers for a range of parameters. An optimum single-mode HMF fiber was used to design an all-optical, long distance, soliton based optical fiber communication system. The length-bandwidth product is four times that of a soliton-based optical communication system using present-day single-mode silica fibers. The single channel bandwidth-length product for a bit error rate (BER) less than 10-9 is nearly 120,000 GHz.km. Typical amplification periods are in the range of 200-300 km; average soliton and pump power are in the range of milliwatts and hence well within the capability of semiconductor lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1176, Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963297
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Harish R. D. Sunak, University of Rhode Island (United States)
Haten A. H. Abdelkader, University of Rhode Island (United States)
Steven P. Bastien, University of Rhode Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1176:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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