10Gbit/s soliton propagation over 5250km in standard fiber with dispersion compensation

P Harper, F M Knox, P N Kean, I Bennion, Nick Doran

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


We have previously proposed the concept of soliton transmission in dispersion-compensated standard fiber systems and shown experimentally that it is possible to propagate solitons over 2022 km in such a system. Here we present experimental results showing 10-Gbit/s data transmission, with acceptable Q values, over 5000 km. The advantages of using solitons are that they are resilient to polarization-mode dispersion, which is relatively high in standard fiber, and that they are compatible with the all-optical processing technologies currently being developed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optical Fibre Communications (OFC'97), Techn Digest
ISBN (Print)1-55752-480-7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997
EventConference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97 - Dallas, Texas, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 199721 Feb 1997


ConferenceConference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, Texas


  • optical fibre communication
  • optical fibre dispersion
  • optical solitons


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