Stability of N-soliton molecules in dispersion-managed optical fibers

Abdelâali Boudjemâa, U. Al Khawaja

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Abstract

We investigate the stability of N-soliton molecules in dispersion-managed optical fibers with focus on the recently realized 2- and 3-soliton molecules. We calculate their binding energy using an averaged nonlinear Schrödinger equation. A combination of variational and numerical solutions to this equation shows that it describes well the intensity profiles and relative separations of the experimental molecules. Extending the calculation to larger values of N, the binding energy per soliton is found to saturate at N≥7.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045801
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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