We give a simple new derivation of the ordinary differential equations that describe approximately the behavior of dispersion-managed solitons, and a new scheme for their solution in which the nonlinear dispersive and spectral effects are clearly apparent.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
J. P. Gordon and L. F. Mollenauer, "Scheme for the characterization of dispersion-managed solitons," Opt. Lett. 24, 223-225 (1999)