Dynamic Optical Soliton Communication

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, Eiichi Yamada, Yasuo Kimura

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Digitally-coded optical solitons at 5 and 10 Gbit/s have been successfully transmitted over 400 and 300 km, respectively, using erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and repeaters. The soliton pulse source is a gain-switch distributed-feedback laser diode with spectral windowing. The repeater spacing for the 10 Gbit /s transmission with an input soliton of A = 1.4 is 25 km, which is extended to 50 km for the 5 Gbit/s transmission with an input soliton of N = 1.8-2.0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2095-2102
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec


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