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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 152–161

Timing jitter in wavelength-division-multiplexed filtered soliton transmission

Antonio Mecozzi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 152-161 (1998)

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The combined effect of lumped filtering and the gain–loss periodicity in a wavelength-division-multiplexed soliton system is evaluated. We find that even with an ideal dispersion tapering that cancels the effect of the gain–loss dynamics, lumped filtering gives a permanent timing displacement after two-soliton collision. The implications on wavelength-division-multiplexed soliton transmission with a large number of channels is discussed. A statistical approach is used to give an estimate of the timing jitter induced by two-soliton collisions in soliton wavelength-division-multiplexed systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission

Antonio Mecozzi, "Timing jitter in wavelength-division-multiplexed filtered soliton transmission," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 152-161 (1998)

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