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Title:Controlled optical soliton propagation using theoretical tunable dispersion fibers
Author(s):Koehn, Thaddeus E.
Advisor(s):Langbort, Cedric
Contributor(s):Langbort, Cedric
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Nonlinear
Soliton
control
Hopf
bifurcation
optical fiber
supervisory, tunable dispersion
Abstract:The increased demand for high bandwidth communication channels has raised significant interest in overcoming the data rate limitations of fiber communication systems. In this thesis a solution is proposed: controlled soliton propagation. This solution requires the use of new technology in the form of tunable dispersion fibers that can be tuned quickly and continuously. Assuming such a fiber can be created, control is applied so as to produce Gaussian pulses that overcome current fiber limitations by balancing dispersion and nonlinearity. The pulses will experience no dispersion on average and thus allow ultra-short pulse widths to be propagated. Simulated results suggest that this solution may succeed in propagating ultra-short pulses where current propagation techniques fail.
Issue Date:2010-01-06
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14734
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Thaddeus Koehn
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-01-06
2012-01-07
Date Deposited:2009-12


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