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Unlimited soliton propagation and noise suppression in a system with spectral filtering and saturable absorption

V.V.Afanasjev1, W.H.Loh2, A.B.Grudinin2, D.Atkinson3, and D.N.Payne2

1. Russian Academy of Sciences, General Physics Institute, 38 Vavilov Street, 117942 Moscow, Russia
2. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
3. Optoelectronics Research Centre, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WClE 7JE, UK

Abstract

We show that soliton propagation is ultimately stable to both amplitude and frequency noise in a system employing spectral filtering and saturable absorption. In such a system, the amplification period may be increased to 3-5 dispersion lengths for 10 dB linear losses between amplifiers.


CLEO Anaheim CA 8-12 May (1994) pp.366

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