Title

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

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

2-5-1990

Abstract

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. © 1990 SPIE.

Publication Title

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume

1176

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