Solitons for breaking barriers to terabit/second WDM and OTDM transmission in the next millennium

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Abstract

If an optical pulse has a self-waveform-stabilization effect, it would be very useful for high-speed communication and signal processing. An optical soliton governed by the nonlinear Schrodinger equation is such a pulse, as it balances the group, velocity dispersion with the fiber nonlinearity self-phase modulation. In this paper, we describe progress on ultrahigh-speed optical communication in the time [time-division multiplexing (TDM)] and frequency domains [wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)] using soliton effects. Especially, we describe 1-Tb/s WDM soliton transmission and 1.28-Tb/s optical TDM (OTDM) linear transmission, in which the soliton effects play important roles in making the experiment successful. These techniques help pave the path for optical technology of the next century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1332-1343
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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