We demonstrate with importance-sampled Monte-Carlo simulations that the tails of the optical field's probability distribution at the end of a long-haul soliton-based DPSK transmission system are strongly non-Gaussian.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
G. M. Donovan, W. L. Kath, and E. T. Spiller, "Non-Gaussian Optical Field Statistics in a Long-Haul Soliton-Based DPSK Transmission System," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE76.
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