Nonlinear spectral compression in optical fiber:a new tool for processing degraded signals


We propose two new applications of the spectral focusing by self-phase modulation that occurs in a nonlinear optical fiber. We numerically show the possibility of using nonlinear spectral compression to improve the optical signal to noise ratio and mitigate the amplitude jitter of the signal pulses. We also demonstrate experimentally that use of spectral focusing in a combination with an external sinusoidal phase modulation achieves efficient suppression of coherent spectral background.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Event Title: 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Girona Conference Centre
Event Dates: 2017-07-02 - 2017-07-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonlinear fiber optics,spectral compression,signal processing
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2017-07-06
Accepted Date: 2017-07-01
Authors: Boscolo, Sonia ( 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Audo, Frederic
Fatome, Julien
Finot, Christophe



Version: Accepted Version

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