Propagation of short pulses in an active nonlinear two-core optical fiber

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1602
Journal / PublicationIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004


The switching dynamics of short pulses in an active nonlinear two-core fiber coupler is investigated theoretically. The analysis takes into account the effects of coupling-coefficient dispersion, gain bandwidth, and gain saturation. In particular, we demonstrate that the pulse breakup effect due to coupling-coefficient dispersion can be suppressed by limiting the bandwidth of the linear gain, whether gain saturation is considered or not. © 2004 IEEE.