We investigate the behaviour of dispersion-managed (DM) soliton from its energy. Using the variational analysis, it is possible to represent the energy of the DM soliton as a combination of three components, respectively, one component for the average dispersion of the optical fiber, second component for the local dispersion of the dispersion map and the third component for the Hamiltonian of the anomalous fiber section. From the results of the numerical simulations, we show that the Hamiltonian component of the DM soliton energy plays a vital role in the determination of its stability. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- optical fibers
- dispersion-managed solitons
- nonlinear Schrodinger equation
- variational analysis
- average dispersion