Effect of Axial Inhomogeneity on Solitons Near the Zero Dispersion Point

Ping Kong Alexander Wai, H. H. Chen, Y. C. Lee

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It is shown both numerically and analytically that solitons emerge from initial pulses in the neighborhood of the zero dispersion point even when axial inhomogeneity causes large fluctuations in the zero dispersion point's location. The criterion for soliton propagation in this regime is that the correlation length of the variations is much shorter than the second-order and the third-order dispersion lengths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-381
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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