Soliton dynamics in transmission through ultralong lasers

Juan D. Ania-Castañón, M. Alcon-Camas, Atalla El-Taher, Hua Wang, Paul Harper

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


We have studied the dynamics and stability of solitonic pulses (including soliton interaction) across URFL transmission links, as well as the dependence of these dynamics on cavity design (length, symmetry, reflectivity) and input pulse characteristics. The first experimental demonstration of long-distance ldquotruerdquo soliton propagation through optical fibre. The results conclude that even relatively long links of the order of 50 km show excellent nonlinear resilience and are capable of providing virtually transparent transmission under a broad range of input pulse characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009
ISBN (Print)9781424440795
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2009
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009 - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009


ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • fibre lasers
  • laser cavity resonators
  • optical design techniques
  • optical fibre communication
  • optical pulse generation
  • optical solitons


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