We analyze the effect of the third-order guiding filter term on soliton transmission in optical fibers. We find that this term causes a significant difference between the regimes of up- and down-sliding of filter frequency. In particular, the use of up-sliding requires less additional amplifier gain than down-sliding does, which is preferable in real systems.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 20, 1994
Published: March 15, 1995
E. A. Golovchenko, J. P. Gordon, L. F. Mollenauer, A. N. Pilipetskii, and C. R. Menyuk, "Soliton propagation with up- and down-sliding-frequency guiding filters," Opt. Lett. 20, 539-541 (1995)