Abstract

The spacing between optical amplifiers in a long-haul soliton system may be increased to 100 km by using only passive quantum-well saturable absorbers and narrow-band filters for soliton control. After transmission over 9000 km at 10 Gbits/s, the effects of soliton–soliton interaction and Gordon–Haus jitter in the proposed system yield bit error rates of better than 10−9.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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