We show that guiding filters fundamentally alter the behavior of dispersion-managed soltions by making the pulse energy nearly independent of path-average dispersion (Dˉ) in the neighborhood of Dˉ=0 . This fact enables one to design maps permitting adequate pulse energy with narrow-bandwidth, temporally broad pulses for the attainment of high spectral efficiency and reduced nonlinear penalties in wavelength-division multiplexing.
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L. F. Mollenauer, P. V. Mamyshev, and J. P. Gordon, "Effect of guiding filters on the behavior of dispersion-managed solitons," Opt. Lett. 24, 220-222 (1999)