The evolution of a linearly chirped pulse into a soliton is studied. Even under severe chirping, a soliton can be generated if the initial amplitude is high enough. However, the resulting soliton will always be broader than in the unchirped case.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 10, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986
C. Desem and P. L. Chu, "Effect of chirping on solution propagation in single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 11, 248-250 (1986)