Abstract

Subpicosecond optical solitons in dispersion-shifted optical fibers have been successfully amplified with an Er3+-doped single-mode fiber amplifier. The Er3+-doped fiber amplifier was pumped by two InGaAsP Fabry–Perot-type high-power laser diodes, and gains of 2.8 dB at 1.535 μm and 3.8 dB at 1.552 μm were obtained for solitons with pulse widths of 0.7–0.9 psec and peak intensities as high as 40 W. The transmission characteristics of the amplified solitons through a long dispersion-shifted fiber are also reported.

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M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 25, 199 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, P. C. Becker, Opt. Lett. 12, 888 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

1984 (1)

1983 (1)

Becker, P. C.

Desurvire, E.

Fontana, F.

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

Gordon, J. P.

Hakimi, F.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

Jauncey, I. M.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, Y.

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 25, 199 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

MaCollum, B. C.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

Mears, R. J.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Mitschke, F. M.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nakazawa, M.

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 25, 199 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

Po, H.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

Reekie, L.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

Righetti, A.

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

Scrivener, P. L.

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

Simpson, J. R.

Snitzer, E.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

Stolen, R. H.

Suzuki, K.

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 25, 199 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Tumminelli, R.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 295 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

M. Nakazawa, Y. Kimura, K. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 25, 199 (1989).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, B. C. MaCollum, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper PD2.

R. I. Laming, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, in Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Optical Communication (Institute of Electrical Engineering, London, 1988), p. 25.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for subpicosecond soliton amplification and transmission using an Er3+-doped fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation traces of the input and output solitons of the Er3+-doped fiber amplifier. (a) The input pulse waveform coupled to the Er amplifier. (b), (c) The output waveforms for coupled pump powers of 16 and 90 mW, respectively. SH, second harmonic.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump power dependence of the net gain of the Er3+-doped fiber amplifier. Results are shown for the solitons at 1.535 μm (triangles) and 1.552 μm (open and closed circles).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces of the input and transmitted subpicosecond solitons for a 27.4-km-long dispersion-shifted fiber (fiber B). (a) The input soliton into fiber B (90 mW pump power), (b), (c) The transmitted solitons for pump powers of 43 mW and 90 mW, respectively. SH, second harmonic.

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