Analytic and numerical evidence is presented that demonstrates that a dispersion-managed breather can be supported in an optical fiber even when the average dispersion is in the normal regime. This nonlinear behavior, which is contrary to guiding-center theory, is shown to originate from the reversible dynamics associated with the strong quadratic chirp that is generated in both the anomalous and the normal dispersion regimes.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
J. Nathan Kutz and Stephen G. Evangelides, "Dispersion-managed breathers with average normal dispersion," Opt. Lett. 23, 685-687 (1998)