By a proper design of the frequency-dependent gain characteristic of optical amplifiers, the parameters (amplitude η and velocity κ) of optical solitons in fibers can be made to approach a desired fixed point in κ–η space. The method is effective in controlling the random walk of solitons caused either by initial jitter and/or by amplifier noise (the Gordon–Haus effect) and in overcoming the bit-rate limitation that they provide.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Yuji Kodama and Akira Hasegawa, "Generation of asymptotically stable optical solitons and suppression of the Gordon–Haus effect," Opt. Lett. 17, 31-33 (1992)