Impact of third-order dispersion on the evolution of parabolic pulses

Sonia Boscolo, Brandon G. Bale

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We present a perturbation analysis that describes the effect of third-order dispersion on the similariton pulse solution of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation in a fibre gain medium. The theoretical model predicts with sufficient accuracy the pulse structural changes induced, which are observed through direct numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics and Applications IV
EditorsBenjamin J. Eggleton, Alexander L. Gaeta, Neil G.R. Broderick
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8201-3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2010
EventNonlinear Optics and Applications IV - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 12 Apr 2010 → …

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceNonlinear Optics and Applications IV
Period12/04/10 → …

Bibliographical note

Sonia Boscolo and Brandon G. Bale. "Impact of third-order dispersion on the evolution of parabolic pulses", Benjamin J. Eggleton ; Alexander L. Gaeta and
Neil G.R. Broderick (eds) Proc. SPIE 7728, Nonlinear Optics and Applications IV, 77280F (June 04, 2010).
Copyright 2010 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.


  • numerical simulations
  • dispersion


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