Accession Number : ADP007534

Title :   Ultralong Distance Soliton Transmission Using Erbium Fiber Amplifiers,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS HOLMDEL NJ

Personal Author(s) : Mollenauer, L. F.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Long distance transmission using a chain of optical amplifiers is potentially much cheaper and faster than with conventional electronic regenerators. Erbium doped fiber amplifiers, with their low pump-power requirements, lack of pulse chirping, independence of gain on polarization, built in automatic gain control, and perfect compatibility with transmission fibers, have done much to make this all-optical approach truly practical. It can be shown, however, that the full capacity of such a system can be realized only by using solitons.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PUMPING, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *FIBER OPTICS, AMPLIFIERS, AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL, CHAINS, COMPATIBILITY, ELECTRONICS, ERBIUM, FIBERS, GAIN, POLARIZATION, POWER, PULSES, REQUIREMENTS, SOLITONS, SYMPOSIA, DOPING.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE