Robustness of dispersion-managed solitons to the polarization-mode dispersion in optical fibers
Journal article, 2001

The robustness of dispersion-managed (DM) solitons to polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) is studied by numerical simulations. It is shown clearly that DM solitons are robust to PMD, and generally, DM solitons are more robust to PMD than conventional solitons. The robustness of DM solitons depends on both map strength and average group velocity dispersion (GVD). We show that the larger the map strength and average GVD, the more robust are the DM solitons to PMD, which is due to the increased power of DM solitons with the large map strength and average GVD.


Dispersion-managed solitons

Optical fiber communications

Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD)


Chongjin Xie

Department of Microelectronics

Magnus Karlsson

Department of Microelectronics

Peter Andrekson

Department of Microelectronics

Henrik Sunnerud

Department of Microelectronics

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135 (ISSN) 19410174 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 2 121-123

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Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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