Experimental demonstration of optical retiming using temporal soliton molecules

Stanley Johnson, Stanley Pau, Franko Küppers

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We experimentally demonstrate optical retiming of a 10.7 Gb/s data stream utilizing the property of bound soliton pairs (or soliton molecules) to relax to an equilibrium temporal separation after propagation through a nonlinear dispersion alternating fiber span. Pulses offset up to 16 ps from bit center are successfully retimed. The results of the experiment are in agreement with numerical simulations. An enhanced version of this retiming scheme is analyzed using numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6042316
Pages (from-to)3493-3499
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number23
StatePublished - 2011


  • Nonlinear fiber optics
  • optical retiming
  • temporal solitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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