We investigate experimentally the dynamics of Akhmediev breathers in an optical fiber with a longitudinally tailored dispersion that allows to nearly freeze the breather evolution near their point of maximal compression. Our results are in good agreement with numerical simulations.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2014
Published: July 25, 2014
A. Bendahmane, A. Mussot, P. Szriftgiser, O. Zerkak, G. Genty, J. M. Dudley, and A. Kudlinski, "Experimental dynamics of Akhmediev breathers in a dispersion varying optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 4490-4493 (2014)