The adiabatic evolution of the parameters of a dark soliton in the presence of dissipative fiber losses is considered. It is shown that the rate at which a dark soliton decays and spreads is only half the corresponding rate for a bright soliton.
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M. Lisak, D. Anderson, and B. A. Malomed, "Dissipative damping of dark solitons in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 16, 1936-1937 (1991)