The Future of Fiber Communications: Solitons in an All-Optical System

Open tubular column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has become one of the most versatile and powerful tools for the chemical analysis of volatile samples. The inherently high selectivity and sensitivity of the technique stems from its unique capability to separate and subsequently inden

In an “all optical” fiber system—one without electronic repeaters—a single fiber could transmit as much as 100 Gbit/sec over thousands of kilometers. Such performance would be obtained by using optical gain to overcome fiber loss and by transmitting the signals as nonspreading, soliton pulses.

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