We study collisions in dispersion-managed soliton propagation for wavelength-division multiplexing application at zero net dispersion when the Gordon–Haus timing jitter is removed. We show that the collisions can lead to group-velocity changes and spectral collapse. Large channel separation ameliorates the effects. Filters prevent spectral collapse but do not affect the velocity changes.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
Y. Chen and H. A. Haus, "Collisions in dispersion-managed soliton propagation," Opt. Lett. 24, 217-219 (1999)