It is shown that solitons emerge from initial pulses of arbitrary shape and amplitude whose central frequencies are at the zero-dispersion point. The initial threshold power is substantially reduced from that required for experiments to date. The use of these solitons is thus an attractive alternative to both the linear and the nonlinear communication schemes that have been proposed to date.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 24, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 1987
Published: August 1, 1987
P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, H. H. Chen, and Y. C. Lee, "Soliton at the zero-group-dispersion wavelength of a single-model fiber," Opt. Lett. 12, 628-630 (1987)