Wavelength division multiplexing in an unfiltered soliton communication system

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, C. R. Menyuk, Bharath Raghavan

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The limits on the minimum and maximum channel spacing of an unfiltered wavelength division multiplexed soliton communication system are examined. It is shown that soliton frequency shifts due to collisions at the receiver limit the minimum channel spacing to about four soliton spectral widths while the gain deviation among different channels sets a limit on the maximum channel spacing. The gain mismatch tolerance is determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1449-1454
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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