Accession Number : ADP007576

Title :   Theory of Ultrashort Soliton Amplification in Erbium Doped Fibers,

Corporate Author : FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI ROME (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Gabitov, I. R. ; Romagnoli, M. ; Wabnitz, S.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The use of active fiber lasers and amplifiers for soliton generation and transmission seems to offer a breakthrough towards the application of nonlinear optics to all-optical information processing systems. As far as picosecond solitons are concerned, erbium-doped fibers simply behave as linear amplifiers. However, it is very important to understand what is the lower bound to the the time width of a soliton that can be amplified in practice. Moreover, the amplification of ultrashort pulses is subject to both Raman and coherent effects which may add novel interesting physical effects to the soliton dynamics.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION PROCESSING, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *SOLITONS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, AMPLIFICATION, DYNAMICS, LASERS, PULSES, TIME, WIDTH, SYMPOSIA, USSR, LASER AMPLIFIERS, SHORT PULSES, LIGHT PULSES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE