In this paper, we present the decaying behavior of a fourth-order temporal soliton, which propagates through optical fibers with various dispersion profiles, using the symmetrized split-step Fourier method. We use these behaviors to design two types of 1x 4 and on 1 x 5 channel wavelength converters using three different types of dispersion profiles along the optical fibers. We also demonstrate that under certain conditions one can use one of the 1 x 4 converters for a pulse train with duration of 30 ps.
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Majid Ebnali-Heidari, Mohammad Kazem Moravvej-Farshi, and Abbas Zarifkar, "Multichannel Wavelength Conversion Using Fourth-Order Soliton Decay," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 2571-2578 (2007)