Multi-Gb/s Computer Interconnect Using Optical Solitons.
Final technical rept. 15 Feb 93-14 May 95,
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
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The following document presents the results of a two year study into the feasibility of using wavelength division multiplexed solitons for data communications. Timing jitter caused by nonlinear interactions between multiwavelength solitons was found to be a fundamental effect limiting the use of wavelength multiplexed solitons for data transmission. Such interactions can be described mathematically by a simple summation of all frequency shifts which occur during pairwise soliton collisions, and the resulting variance in pulse arrival times depends not only on perturbations to the fiber but also on the encoding of information. In a fiber with loss and amplification, it was shown that extensive wavelength multiplexing with solitons is feasible, and possibly preferable to other alternatives for achieving high aggregate throughput in computer communication systems.
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