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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 845–847

Bright optical soliton in the presence of fourth-order dispersion

Michel Piché, Jean-François Cormier, and Xiaonong Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 845-847 (1996)

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We show that the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation admits of an analytical solution for a bright optical soliton in the presence of fourth-order dispersion. The soliton envelope is expressed as the square of a hyperbolic secant. The peak power and the duration of the soliton are uniquely defined. Numerical simulations tend to show that the temporal shape and the peak power of the soliton are stable when a weak third-order dispersion is introduced.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 16, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996

Michel Piché, Jean-François Cormier, and Xiaonong Zhu, "Bright optical soliton in the presence of fourth-order dispersion," Opt. Lett. 21, 845-847 (1996)

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