Nonlinear pulse propagation in the neighborhood of the zero-dispersion wavelength of monomode optical fibers

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

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Nonlinear pulse propagation is investigated in the neighborhood of the zero-dispersion wavelength in monomode fibers. When the amplitude is sufficiently large to generate breathers (N > 1 solitons), it is found that the pulses break apart if λ - λ0is sufficiently small, owing to the third-order dispersion. Here λ0denotes the zero-dispersion wavelength. By contrast, the solitary-wave (N = 1) solution appears well behaved for arbitrary λ - λ0. Implications for communication systems and pulse compression are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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