We show through detailed numerical simulations that stable dispersion-managed solitons exist in short-period dispersion maps characterized by a dispersion-management period that is less than the amplifier spacing. These pulses show regular dynamics within the amplifier span and have greater energy enhancement than the conventional dispersion-managed soliton. We also show that greater interaction is obtained in this regime as a result of this increased enhancement.
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L. J. Richardson, W. Forysiak, and N. J. Doran, "Dispersion-managed soliton propagation in short-period dispersion maps," Opt. Lett. 25, 1010-1012 (2000)