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2 June 1988 Self-Phase Modulation In Optical Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0864, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology; (1988)
Event: 1987 Symposium on the Technologies for Optoelectronics, 1987, Cannes, France
Self-phase modulation (SPM) occuring at moderate power levels in single-mode fibers has important implications on long-range optical fiber transmission. Limitating and beneficial aspects of this fiber nonlinearity on future high-bit-rate optical communication systems will be discussed, including soliton propagation, power-dependent transmission bandwidth variations and modulational instability. On the other hand self-phase modulation can be the base for the realization of novel nonlinear optical fiber devices: Of most practical interest is its use for an optical pulse compression to pulsewidths in the femto-second range, or the realization of the so-called "soliton laser". In those fiber optic devices, however, the interaction of self-phase modulation with other fiber nonlinearities have to be taken into consideration.
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G Veith "Self-Phase Modulation In Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0864, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, (2 June 1988);

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