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Application of picosecond optical solitons in fibers for precise synchronization of a radio interferometer
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Paper Abstract

Adiabatically perturbed picosecond solitons are considered as the lock-on signal carriers being distributed through an optical fiber-sync network. Interferometric technique of measuring time intervals with the help of train-average field strength correlation functions to a subpicosecond accuracy is developed in the event of arriving the optical soliton-like pulses at a high repetition rate. Such an advantage of this technique as the ability of operating on the trains of low-power picosecond optical pulses, in particular adiabatically perturbed picosecond solitons in single-mode fibers, is revealed. Results of trial experiments with the mock-up, implemented as optical part of the sync network for a short base radiointerferometer, are present.

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Date Published: 28 January 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3733, ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies, (28 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.340075
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Alexandre S. Shcherbakov, St. Petersburg State Technical Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3733:
ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies
Sergei S. Chesnokov; Valerii P. Kandidov; Nikolai I. Koroteev, Editor(s)

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