Breathing solitons in optical fiber links

I. Gabitov, S. K. Turitsyn

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We introduce the concept of "breathing" solitons to describe the dynamics of optical pulses in transmission lines with passive compensation of fiber chromatic dispersion. The "breathing" pulse can be used as the information carrier. The theory presented is complimentary to the concept of the guiding-center soliton. It is shown that an average bright soliton can propagate in a system with large variations of the dispersion, including segments with high normal dispersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-866
Number of pages6
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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