The continuum generated by soliton power variations and chromatic dispersion fluctuations along the line of a periodically amplified system is analytically studied and numerically verified. A new design of two-step dispersion profiling is derived that leads to a reduction factor of the continuum energy of more than 9.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Thierry Georges and Benoît Charbonnier, "Continuum generated by chromatic dispersion and power variations in periodically amplified soliton links," Opt. Lett. 21, 1232-1234 (1996)