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Wavelength Division Multiplexing with Fiber Solitons Launched near the Zero-Dispersion Wavelength

Manica, L. M. ; Costa, J.R. ; Paiva, C. R.

Wavelength Division Multiplexing with Fiber Solitons Launched near the Zero-Dispersion Wavelength, Proc IEEE Lasers and Electro Optics Society Annual Meeting - LEOS, San Francisco, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 337 - 337, November, 1997.

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Abstract
We have investigated WDM with solitons launched near the zero-dispersion wavelength of dispersion-shifted single-mode fibers. The effect of initial overlap and the dispersion mismatch between the two channels of a bichromatic system are both analyzed. We have shown that the μ-coefficient, accounting for the dispersion mismatch between channels, plays an important role: there is an upper bound for μ above which the WDM system is not stable for long-haul links. There is a possible trade off between μ, the initial overlap q0 and the total distance L.