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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 889–894

Dispersion-managed solitons as nonlinear Bloch waves

Hermann A. Haus and Yijiang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 889-894 (1999)

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It is shown that the dispersion-managed nonlinear pulse solutions can be viewed as nonlinear Bloch waves with a periodic scattering potential that is set up self-consistently by the wave itself. The pulses are shown to be chirp-free at the center of each dispersion segment. The essential physical mechanism is explained by the interaction of the m=0 and the m=2 Hermite–Gaussian components of the pulse.

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(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

Hermann A. Haus and Yijiang Chen, "Dispersion-managed solitons as nonlinear Bloch waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 889-894 (1999)

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