Optical Solitons for Signal Processing

Stephen R. FRIBERG  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E75-A   No.1   pp.5-11
Publication Date: 1992/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Section on Fundamentals of Next Generation Opto-Technologies)
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Keyword: 
optical soliton,  soliton,  QND,  sgueezing,  all-optical switching,  

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Summary: 
We consider applications of optical solitons to signal processing. Soliton switching devices promise ultrafast operation and compatibility with communications systems using optical pulses. Quantum soliton effects include broadband squeezing and quantum nondemolition measurements, and can reduce noise and increase sensitivities of optical measurements. We report the demonstration of two-color soliton switching and describe progress towards implementation of quantum nondemolition measurement of photon number using soliton collisions.