Dispersion-managed solitons in fibre systems and lasers

Sergei Turitsyn, Brandon Bale, Mikhail P. Fedoruk

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Nonlinear systems with periodic variations of nonlinearity and/or dispersion occur in a variety of physical problems and engineering applications. The mathematical concept of dispersion managed solitons already has made an impact on the development of fibre communications, optical signal processing and laser science. We overview here the field of the dispersion managed solitons starting from mathematical theories of Hamiltonian and dissipative systems and then discuss recent advances in practical implementation of this concept in fibre-optics and lasers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135–203
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Reports
Issue number4
Early online date10 Sept 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • solitons
  • dispersion management
  • fibre laser
  • nonlinear systems


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