Dispersion-managed solitons in the normal dispersion regime: a physical interpretation

J H B Nijhof, Nick Doran, W. Forysiak

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We show that dispersion managed solitons exist when the average dispersion is zero or normal. With a simple model we derive the necessary map strength. This has implications for the design of the dispersion map. We have presented an analytic derivation for the critical map strength for solitons to exist in the net normal dispersion of dispersion managed systems. This analysis not only provides an intuitive explanation of this phenomenon which is beyond the usual explanation of soliton phenomena but also provides the methodology for design of dispersion managed soliton systems. The analysis can also be extended to include for example loss

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th European Conference on Optical Communication. ECOC '98 (IEEE Cat. No.98TH8398)
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998


  • optical fibre communication
  • optical fibre dispersion
  • optical fibre theory
  • optical solitons
  • telecommunication network management


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