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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 682–684

Dispersion-managed solitons in optical amplifier transmission systems with zero average dispersion

S. K. Turitsyn and E. G. Shapiro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 682-684 (1998)

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Soliton propagation in a cascaded dispersion-managed optical amplifier system with zero net dispersion is examined. We present a qualitative physical explanation for the recently discovered fact that a soliton with finite energy can propagate down a fiber line with zero or normal average dispersion. We describe a specific practical system for the main properties of such a soliton, namely, the dependence of the soliton power on the pulse width at chirp-free points and the soliton average energy and width at chirp-free points as functions of the dispersion-allocation (strength of the map) parameter.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

S. K. Turitsyn and E. G. Shapiro, "Dispersion-managed solitons in optical amplifier transmission systems with zero average dispersion," Opt. Lett. 23, 682-684 (1998)

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