We apply a complete perturbation theory of solitons (for position, phase, frequency, and amplitude) to the cases of amplitude, intensity, or phase modulation, filtering, and soliton interaction. We show that on-line intensity modulation and filtering act in the same way in reducing noise-induced jitter. Soliton interaction can be reduced with initial phase and filtering control or with a periodic π-phase change for consecutive solitons (as in the case of amplitude modulation). Finally, we design a 30-Gbit/s transoceanic soliton transmission system, using filtering and initial phase control techniques.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 2, 1992
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993
T. Georges and F. Favre, "Modulation, filtering, and initial phase control of interacting solitons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1880-1889 (1993)