We demonstrate numerically that local conversion of dispersion-managed return-to-zero pulses into nonlinear Schrödinger solitons fully restores optical filtering control for energy stabilization, thus permitting the association of optical regeneration with dispersion-managed propagation. Experimental validation is achieved by means of 40-Gbit/s regenerated dispersion-managed loop transmission over 10,000 km.
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Bruno Dany, Patrick Brindel, Erwan Pincemin, Delphine Rouvillain, and Olivier Leclerc, "Recovered efficiency of filter control in dispersion-managed solitons for optical regeneration applications: analysis and experimental validation," Opt. Lett. 25, 793-795 (2000)