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Design and optimization of dispersion-managed soliton communication systems
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we examine the dynamics of a pulse in fibers with periodic dispersion on the basis of the variational approach. Using this approach a set of two coupled differential equations for the evolution ofthe pulse width and chirp is obtained and numerically solved. We consider two different symmetric dispersion maps. The main difference is found to be on the dependence ofthe pulse energy on the map strength. It is shown that a dispersion —managed (DM) soliton can be supported in an optical fiber even when the average dispersion is in the normal regime. Our results show that the variational approach can be a useful and effective analytical method for optimization of soliton transmission systems with variable dispersion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4271, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424701
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Mayra Hernandez de Sousa, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
Mario F. S. Ferreira, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4271:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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