Accession Number : ADA334842

Title :   Transmitters, Receivers, and Noise in Soliton Communications

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 20 Sep 93-19 Sep 97

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Menyuk, Curtis R.

PDF Url : ADA334842

Report Date : 17 DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Work on a four-year project to investigate soliton communications is summarized. Topics that we worked on included: (1) soliton switching, (2) polarization effects, (3) transmission impairments and signal processing, (4) soliton lasers, (5) non-Gaussian noise, (6) wave-length division multiplexing, and (7) dispersion-managed solitons. During this period, the outlook for soliton communications was poor for much of the time due to the great success of NRZ communication schemes however, the recent advent of dispersion-managed solitons, to which we contributed both theoretically and experimentally, has turned the situation around. By contrast, the outlook for all-optical switching using solitons has become increasingly grim.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *SOLITONS, FIBER OPTICS, POLARIZATION, OPTICAL SWITCHING, PHASE MODULATION, AMPLITUDE MODULATION, WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE