Controlling soliton perturbations with phase-sensitive amplification

Christopher G. Goedde*, William L. Kath, Prem Kumar

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Short optical pulses in nonlinear fibers are susceptible to a variety of higher-order physical effects, including the Raman self-frequency shift and cubic and nonlinear dispersions. These effects directly modify pulse propagation and contribute to noise-induced phenomena such as the Gordon-Haus jitter. We show that phase-sensitive amplification, if used to compensate for loss, acts as a restoring force in frequency and compensates for the Raman self-frequency shift. Furthermore, phase-sensitive amplification controls the Gordon-Haus jitter, including the contributions of the Raman self-frequency shift and the third-order dispersion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1371-1379
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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