The effects of the third-order dispersion on the dynamics of solid-state solitary lasers are studied by means of the soliton perturbation theory, with the radiation emitted by the solitary pulse also taken into account. A set of equations for the soliton amplitude and frequency is found and studied. The equations include the contribution of radiation to the frequency shift of the solitary pulse, which is calculated for the first time to our knowledge. The results are in very good agreement with the numerical solutions of the master equation and with the reported experiments.
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Marco Santagiustina, "Third-order dispersion radiation in solid-state solitary lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 1484-1495 (1997)