5 February 1990 Design And Computer Simulation Of An All-Optical, Long Distance, Soliton-Based Lightwave Communication System Using Single-Mode Heavy Metal Fluoride Fibers At 2.55 µm
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We have studied, with computer simulation, optical solitons amplified periodically by stimulated Raman scattering process in single-mode heavy metal fluoride (HMF) fibers for a range of parameters. An optimum single-mode HMF fiber was used to design an all-optical, long distance, soliton based optical fiber communication system. The length-bandwidth product is four times that of a soliton-based optical communication system using present-day single-mode silica fibers. The single channel bandwidth-length product for a bit error rate (BER) less than 10-9 is nearly 120,000 GHz.km. Typical amplification periods are in the range of 200-300 km; average soliton and pump power are in the range of milliwatts and hence well within the capability of semiconductor lasers.
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Harish R. D. Sunak, Harish R. D. Sunak, Haten A. H. Abdelkader, Haten A. H. Abdelkader, Steven P. Bastien, Steven P. Bastien, } "Design And Computer Simulation Of An All-Optical, Long Distance, Soliton-Based Lightwave Communication System Using Single-Mode Heavy Metal Fluoride Fibers At 2.55 µm", Proc. SPIE 1176, Components for Fiber Optic Applications IV, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963297; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963297
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