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