Nonlinear pulse propagation is investigated in the neighborhood of the zero-dispersion wavelength in monomode fibers. When the amplitude is sufficiently large to generate breathers (N > 1 solitons), it is found that the pulses break apart if λ – λ0 is sufficiently small, owing to the third-order dispersion. Here λ0 denotes the zero-dispersion wavelength. By contrast, the solitary-wave (N = 1) solution appears well behaved for arbitrary λ – λ0. Implications for communication systems and pulse compression are discussed.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 18, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 1986
Published: July 1, 1986
P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, Y. C. Lee, and H. H. Chen, "Nonlinear pulse propagation in the neighborhood of the zero-dispersion wavelength of monomode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 11, 464-466 (1986)