Abstract

The fourth-order dispersion coefficient of fibers are estimated by the iterations around the third-order dispersion and the high-order nonlinear items in the nonlinear Schordinger equation solved by Green's function approach. Our theoretical evaluation demonstrates that the fourth-order dispersion coefficient slightly varies with distance. The fibers also record β4 values of about 0.002, 0.003, and 0.00032 ps<sup>4</sup>/km for SMF, NZDSF and DCF, respectively. In the zero-dispersion regime, the high-order nonlinear effect (higher than self-steepening) has a strong impact on the transmitted short pulse. This red-shifts accelerates the symmetrical split of the pulse, although this effect is degraded rapidly with the increase of β2. Thus, the contributions to β4 of SMF, NZDSF, and DCF can be neglected.

© 2012 Chinese Optics Letters

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