We derive an expression for the speed with which neighboring solitons attract or repel each other in dispersion-managed fiber systems. We show that the collapse distance can be increased by an order of magnitude by use of quasi-solitons.
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(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
Shiva Kumar, Matthias Wald, Falk Lederer, and Akira Hasegawa, "Soliton interaction in strongly dispersion-managed optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 23, 1019-1021 (1998)