The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 225, Issue 13–14, pp 2453–2464 | Cite as

Soliton molecules for advanced optical telecommunications

  • Fedor Mitschke
  • Alexander Hause
  • Christoph Mahnke
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Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Dynamic Instabilities: Novel Computational and Experimental Approaches

Abstract

Recent developments in the technology of optical telecommunications are pushed forward by the rapidly growing demand for data-carrying capacity. Current approaches are discussed; most lines of investigation are limited to the linear (i.e. low power) regime. It is shown how this restriction poses a limit for further evolution. If, on the other hand, the nonlinear regime is entered, recent developments about soliton molecules offer a possibility to advance further.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fedor Mitschke
    • 1
  • Alexander Hause
    • 1
  • Christoph Mahnke
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität Rostock, Institut für PhysikRostockGermany

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