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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1332–1343

Effects of third-order dispersion on dispersion-managed solitons

T. I. Lakoba and G. P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1332-1343 (1999)

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We present a comprehensive study of the effects of third-order dispersion (TOD) on dispersion-managed (DM) solitons. The two main effects of TOD are creation of asymmetry of the DM soliton’s profile and generation of continuum radiation. Considering these two effects, we derive a conservative bound on the magnitude of TOD below which it will not have a significant detrimental effect on DM solitons over transoceanic distances. We also calculate the shifts in the DM soliton’s position and central frequency that are due to TOD. Finally, we discuss a novel possibility of observing a nonradiating soliton in DM systems with TOD.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

T. I. Lakoba and G. P. Agrawal, "Effects of third-order dispersion on dispersion-managed solitons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1332-1343 (1999)

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