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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1978–1980

Dispersion-tailored active-fiber solitons

Guido H. M. van Tartwijk, René-Jean Essiambre, and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 1978-1980 (1996)

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We show analytically that tailoring the fiber dispersion appropriately can cause optical solitons to propagate unperturbed, without emission of dispersive waves, in a distributed-gain fiber amplifier with a nonuniform gain profile. We apply our scheme to a bidirectionally pumped fiber amplifier and discuss the importance of higher-order nonlinear and dispersive effects for short solitons.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1996
Published: December 15, 1996

Guido H. M. van Tartwijk, René-Jean Essiambre, and Govind P. Agrawal, "Dispersion-tailored active-fiber solitons," Opt. Lett. 21, 1978-1980 (1996)

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