Polarization mode dispersion causes solitons to emit background radiation, which degrades transmission quality. It is shown theoretically and confirmed by numerical simulations that dispersion-managed solitons can trap part of that radiation into localized eigenmodes, thus yielding improvement in transmission quality compared with that of conventional solitons.
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T. I. Lakoba, "Enhanced robustness of dispersion-managed solitons with respect to polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 25, 1789-1791 (2000)