We numerically study the impact of self-frequency shift, self-steepening, and third-order dispersion on the erupting soliton solutions of the quintic complex Ginzburg–Landau equation. We find that the pulse explosions can be completely eliminated if these higher-order effects are properly conjugated two by two. In particular, we observe that positive third-order dispersion can compensate the self-frequency shift effect, whereas negative third-order dispersion can compensate the self-steepening effect. A stable propagation of a fixed-shape pulse is found under the simultaneous presence of the three higher-order effects.
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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2010
Published: May 19, 2010
Sofia C. V. Latas and Mário F. S. Ferreira, "Soliton explosion control by higher-order effects," Opt. Lett. 35, 1771-1773 (2010)