A perturbative analysis of dispersion-managed solitons


We study soliton solutions of the path-averaged propagation equation governing the transmission of dispersion-managed (DM) optical pulses in the (practical) limit when residual dispersion and nonlinearity only slightly affect the pulse dynamics over one compensation period. In the case of small dispersion map strengths, the averaged pulse dynamics is governed by a perturbed form of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation; applying a perturbation theory – elsewhere developed – based on inverse scattering theory, we derive an analytic expression for the envelope of the DM soliton. This expression correctly predicts the power enhancement arising from the dispersion management. Theoretical results are verified by direct numerical simulations.

Publication ISSN: 0031-8949
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 12:42
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 12:15
Published Date: 2000
Authors: Boscolo, Sonia
Nijhof, Jeroen H.B.
Turitsyn, Sergei K.


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