Physics and mathematics of dispersion-managed optical solitons

Sergei K. Turitsyn*, Elena G. Shapiro, Sergei B. Medvedev, Mikhail P. Fedoruk, Vladimir K. Mezentsev

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Abstract

We review the main physical and mathematical properties of dispersion-managed (DM) optical solitons. Theory of DM solitons can be presented at two levels of accuracy: first, simple, but nevertheless, quantitative models based on ordinary differential equations governing evolution of the soliton width and phase parameter (the so-called chirp); and second, a comprehensive path-average theory that is capable of describing in detail both the fine structure of DM soliton form and its evolution along the fiber line. An analogy between DM soliton and a macroscopic nonlinear quantum oscillator model is also discussed. © 2003 Académie des sciences/Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-161
Number of pages17
JournalComptes Rendus: Physique
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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Keywords

  • dispersion-management
  • fiber communications
  • optical soliton

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Turitsyn, Sergei K. ; Shapiro, Elena G. ; Medvedev, Sergei B. ; Fedoruk, Mikhail P. ; Mezentsev, Vladimir K. / Physics and mathematics of dispersion-managed optical solitons. In: Comptes Rendus: Physique. 2003 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 145-161.
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Physics and mathematics of dispersion-managed optical solitons. / Turitsyn, Sergei K.; Shapiro, Elena G.; Medvedev, Sergei B.; Fedoruk, Mikhail P.; Mezentsev, Vladimir K.

In: Comptes Rendus: Physique, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.2003, p. 145-161.

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